Vintage Spirit April 2021

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COVER STORIES:

  • Over The Sea From Skye – iron ore mining on Raasay
  • Sustainable Steam Sawing in Dorset
  • The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Part 2)
  • A 25 Year Dream – Scotland's iconic paddle steamer
  • Winds Of Change – Turning Back The Clock
  • King Cotton Meets The River Tay

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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A Mini Dorset in Sussex?

James Hamilton looks back at a private gathering held last year on the Great Dorset weekend, and found a number of correlations between the two events.

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Over The Sea From Skye

Iron ore was mined on the isolated Isle of Raasay during the First World War and the industrial remains are now a remarkable snapshot of early 20th century mining technology – but there’s some unexpected history too, as Roger Butler found out.

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Sustainable Steam Sawing in Dorset

In a few locations across the country, steam engines are still used commercially. Jim Gerrard learns about one in Dorset.

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What is left of… The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway? (Part 2)

Blackmoor Gate to Lynton: Kevin Byrne concludes his look at the north Devon narrow gauge railway that is slowly coming back to life.

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A 25 Year Dream

John Beveridge, Chair of the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, looks back on a quarter century of ownership of one of Scotland’s iconic paddle steamers, and plans for the future.

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My Time With The FHT (Part 1)

Personal recollections by Roger Mills of his time volunteering for the Fairground Heritage Trust.

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Derelict Derricks

Peter Brockington found a couple of American-built steam-powered drilling rigs in South Africa.

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Magic Memories

In his last review of steam rally memories, Bob Weir takes a fond look back at his trips into England to the Cumbria and Shrewsbury steam fairs.

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A Winter Excursion

Brian Gooding recalls a day spent digging up railway track from a closed brickworks in Dorset, a miserable winter’s day close on 20 years ago.

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Winds Of Change – Turning Back The Clock

John Hannavy explores an unusual twist in industrial progress.

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King Cotton Meets The River Tay

Stanley Mills on the River Tay is a historic site dating back to the Industrial Revolution, as Bob Weir discovered.

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Mixed Memories

Jim Wilkie returns with some photos taken at events in the past which rekindle memories of the times.

Vintage Spirit April 2021

£4.50

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