Vintage Spirit February 2021

£4.50

COVER STORIES:

  • Across Devon By Roller (Part 2)
  • Whose Show Is This? – arrival of the fair
  • Traditional Sailing – barge racing off Essex
  • Making Waves (Part 1) – John Scott Russell
  • Pembroke Docs & The Flying Boat Museum
  • A New Boiler For The Ruston (Part 2)
  • Elan Valley – Birmingham’s water supply

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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Across Devon By Roller - Part 2

James Hamilton reports on the last day of a successful charity run with a Robey roller, a five day run from north to south.

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Whose Show Is This?

Kevin Byrne recalls when the fair came to town in a big way.

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Anna Valley Motors

Jim Gerrard learns about the history of a Salisbury-based firm of motor engineers.

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Notes From A Train In Argentina

Dawn Goold recounts a trip in South America on railways with a strong British history.

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Traditional Sailing

James Hamilton was able to travel east in September to watch a traditional sailing boat race off the Essex coast.

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Fordson Favourite

The Dexta is to Ford enthusiasts what the MF 35 and MF 135 is to Massey Ferguson fans: one of the classic tractors of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Fortunately, there are still a few survivors living in Scotland, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

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Making Waves (Part 1) – John Scott Russell

John Hannavy explores the legacy of an often-overlooked Victorian engineer.

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Down At The Docks

In South-west Wales, Peter Brockington visited the Flying Boat Museum and also looks into the history of the surrounding area.

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Ardingly Autumn Show

James Hamilton caught up with some engines as they made their way to a late season show.

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A New Boiler For The Ruston (Part 2)

Andrew Semple looks back to when the family’s Ruston tractor had to have some serious boiler surgery.

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Elan Valley – Birmingham’s water supply

Peter Hammond visited the famous dams in mid Wales which provide much of the fresh water for the citizens of Birmingham.

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Workhorses of the Canals

Ken Rimell takes a trip to Chichester in West Sussex to look at a pair of diminutive canal tugs.

Vintage Spirit February 2021

£4.50

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