Vintage Spirit January 2022



  • FREE 2022 Wall Planner with this issue!
  • Return To The Trout – 2021 SoDEM Run
  • All Smiles – the man who wrote the first engineering biographies
  • The Comet On The Clyde
  • Brooklands Relived
  • The Sad Demise Of A Paddle Steamer
  • For Those In Peril On The Sea all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Return To The Trout

The Saturday of Remembrance weekend saw the traditional SoDEM Run take place. Brian Gooding enjoyed the day.


All Smiles

John Hannavy dips into the works of Samuel Smiles – the man who wrote the first engineering biographies.


Steaming At The Station

James Hamilton enjoyed a day at a one day event at the South Devon Railway in Buckfastleigh.


The Comet On The Clyde

In the early 19th century, a Scottish engineer designed and built Britain’s first paddle steamer – but it wasn’t all plain sailing… Roger Butler investigates.


Rushmoor: 40 years ago

Jim Gerrard takes another trawl through some old rally photographs.


Brooklands Relived

On Saturday 7th August Brooklands Museum staged ‘Brooklands Relived’, an event to celebrate 95 years of the British Grand Prix. James Hamilton went along.


Classic Farming Tools & Implements

Andrew and Sandy Mercer from Lauder in the Scottish Borders have spent a lifetime collecting old agricultural implements. Bob Weir paid them a visit.


A Day With The Steamers

Peter Hammond was invited to join a photo shoot in autumnal Hampshire.


The Sad Demise Of A Paddle Steamer

Richard Halton looks at the rise and fall of an iconic paddle steamer.


A Steamy Weekend In Cheshire

It was all hands to the firebox at the Cheshire Steam fair held in Daresbury near Warrington, writes Bob Weir.


Clanfield Curios

Jim Wilkie found some unusual items at last October’s sale at Clanfield in Oxfordshire.


For Those In Peril On The Sea

Following on from his Making Waves articles in the February and March 2021 issues, John Hannavy turns his attention to high-speed lifeboats.

Vintage Spirit January 2022


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