Vintage Spirit December 2021

£4.50

COVER STORIES:

  • New Era For Fairground Trust
  • The Old Engine In The Fens
  • Steaming At Springfieds
  • Bonawe Ironworks
  • The Paisley Collection – a different perspective
  • Classic Crawlers

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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New Era For Fairground Trust

The auction at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre was a talking point beforehand. James Hamilton went along to get a flavour of the day.

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The Old Engine In The Fens

It stands imposingly on the banks of the Old West River, not far from Ely, and is a monument to the days when steam was used to stop the Fens from flooding. Brian Gooding went on a long overdue visit.

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A Dose Of Rail Steam

With a dearth of road steam this year, Dick Bodily enjoyed some rail steam – large and small…

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Brilliant British Inventions

Ken Rimell looks at an invention aimed at rescuing downed airmen from the sea.

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Steaming At Springfields

James Hamilton experienced a wet day when he travelled to Cornwall for a long-awaited road run.

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Essex Miscellany

While Peter Hammond was on holiday in Essex with his wife Jean, they took time to see what they could find of heritage interest.

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Bonawe Ironworks

This month, we welcome Peter Small to Vintage Spirit as he guides us around the substantial remains of an iconic old Scottish ironworks.

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The Paisley Collection – a different perspective

Stephen Cotton tells the story of a summer visit to the late Tom Paisley’s Manor Farm in Holywell, Huntingdonshire by Bruce Rowling, an architectural model-maker and artist from Hackney, East London.

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Classic Crawlers

Crawler tractors played an important role in construction and agriculture in the twentieth century and survivors are still popular with enthusiasts, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

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Welcome Return

Peter Brockington ventured out to the showground at Malvern to enjoy a popular show which caters for many tastes.

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C’est Bon!

The Citroen Type H is one of the most successful light commercials in motoring history, and several survivors are still putting in a day’s shift, writes Bob Weir.

Vintage Spirit December 2021

£4.50

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