Vintage Spirit April 2023



  • Includes the Vintage Spirit 2023 Events Guide!
  • 100 Year Old Fowler Big Lion – a road building celebrity
  • A Surprisingly Good Engine
  • Scotland’s Stationary Engines
  • Dredging Up Memories – ploughing engines from 50 years ago
  • A Welsh Delight – R H Bunner & Son Ltd
  • Celebrating The Great Western – Part One all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


100 Year Old Fowler Big Lion – a road building celebrity

Gary & Cath Olsson relate the story of a 100 year old Fowler B6 which is in excellent health in Australia.


Royal Bedford?

Robert Campbell is a keen collector of classic commercial vehicles. Bob Weir went to see his latest acquisition, a Bedford TK horsebox with possible Royal connections.


A Surprisingly Good Engine

2022 saw Burrell No.3035 celebrate its centenary with a busy year that took the engine as far as Norfolk from its Sussex home. Owner Peter Mellersh tells all…


Up Constitution Hill

Paul Stratford takes a look at a west Wales tourist attraction that has served its town for over 125 years.


A Belgian Curiosity

During a trip to Brussels, Barrie Woods found a mysterious piece of metalwork which required some investigation.


Milton Keynes’ Transport Heritage – Part Two

Dick Bodily concludes his look at the transport history of Milton Keynes.


Scotland’s Stationary Engines

Stationary engines are part of our industrial heritage and are popular with engineering enthusiasts. They are also an essential ingredient of a vintage vehicle show, writes Bob Weir.


Dredging Up Memories

Chris Gooch unearthed a box of transparencies, taken some 50 years ago, which have allowed him to look back to two occasions when steam ploughing engines were used to dredge in or around the London area, a sight sadly no longer likely today…


A Welsh Delight

R H Bunner & Son Ltd celebrated its 130th Anniversary in 2022 and is one of the oldest surviving shops in Wales. Bob Weir went to Montgomery to hear the secret of its success.


Celebrating The Great Western – Part One

John Hannavy explores the Great Western Railway’s legacy in the railway town of Swindon.

Vintage Spirit April 2023


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