Vintage Spirit December 2022



  • Hengist Returns
  • Dorset 2022 - part two
  • The Nine Lives Of ‘Felix’ - part two
  • Sandbach Classics
  • Crossing Telford’s Bridge
  • Autumn At Klondyke all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Hengist Returns

Richard Francis tells the story of the return to service after 12 years of a 10 ton roller.


Dorset 2022 - part two

Jim Gerrard concludes his look at the 2022 Great Dorset Steam Fair.


Small Wonders

Sixty-six years since they were first introduced, Tim Bolton re-visits the early Lesney Matchbox Yesteryear models and finds they still have a great deal of appeal.


A Day Out – just for fun

Sometimes a pub run can make a great day out. James Hamilton followed one in Cornwall last summer.


The Nine Lives Of ‘Felix’ - part two

Garrett 4CD Tractor No.33295 made her debut at the Haddenham rally in September following an extensive restoration. This month, John Maund looks at her restoration.


Going Up In The World

Peter Brockington takes a look at an Italian ‘must do’…


Sandbach Classics

Foden and ERF were two heavyweights of the British commercial vehicles industry, and both companies were based at Sandbach in Cheshire. The lorries are still popular with enthusiasts, as Bob Weir discovered.


A Friend To The Wake

James Hamilton followed one of the engines that attended Charlie Daniel’s wake in Bodmin.


Crossing Telford’s Bridge

John Hannavy explores some of Thomas Telford’s iconic structures.


Autumn At Klondyke

Barrie Woods enjoyed a steamy day out among the autumn colours at Draycott-in-the Clay.


What Is Left Of The East Somerset Railway? - part four

Kevin Byrne looks at what is left of the trackbed between Wells and Shepton Mallet and beyond.


Classics At The Races

James Hamilton found a couple of classic ships watching on at a sailing race.


Wilkie’s Wanderings

Jim Wilkie returns with more thoughts on some of the exhibits he found at a few of the shows he has visited so far this year.

Vintage Spirit December 2022


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