Vintage Spirit February 2021


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  • 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 all the latest news and event reports

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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.


Whose Show Is This?

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


Anna Valley Motors

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


Notes From A Train In Argentina

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


Traditional Sailing

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


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.


Making Waves (Part 1) – John Scott Russell

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


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.


Ardingly Autumn Show

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


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.


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.


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


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