Vintage Spirit April 2020



  • Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 4
  • Along the Road to Jerusalem
  • Under Pressure - the father of hydraulics
  • Classic Coleham
  • Rollag Reunion
  • To Lesley Garrett - final part all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 4

Jeff Shackell continues his series of articles looking at the relevant entries in the late Arthur Napper’s diaries in advance of the 70th Anniversary of the first traction engine ‘race’ at Appleford. This time, we look at the 1960s.


Flying the Flag

Peter Brockington travelled to the famous Iguasu Falls in South America and was surprised to discover a British-made train was the transport!


Classic Counties

County tractor conversions are popular with collectors and the rarer types can command premium prices. Lindsay Pirie from Aberdeenshire owns a superb collection of older models, as Bob Weir recently discovered.


To Lesley Garrett – going for make up

Colin Savage concludes the story of the rebuild of his Garrett 4CD tractor 35225, Lesley. The engine is fully back together and painted and looking great after so many years off the road.


Along the Road to Jerusalem

Roger Butler explores fascinating industrial history on the wild north coast of Pembrokeshire.


Under Pressure

John Hannavy explores the work of Sir William Armstrong, the father of hydraulics.


New Horizons - Part 3

Peter Brockington concludes his tour of South America.


Merryweather’s Horizontal Greenwich Fire Engines

Ron Henderson looks at another product in Merryweather’s steam fire engine range.


Wilkie’s Wanderings

Jim Wilkie picks out some items of interest at the recent Malvern Tractor Show.


Classic Coleham

Coleham Pumping Station in Shrewsbury was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, to house two large steam driven beam engines. Bob Weir recently paid a visit to hear about the Shrewsbury Steam Trust’s open days.


Rollag Reunion

Bernard Holloway catches up with some friends who often travel to America for a major steam and tractor gathering.

Vintage Spirit April 2020


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