Vintage Spirit January 2023



  • Council Classic
  • Papplewick’s Cathedral Of Steam
  • Brunel’s Last Bridge
  • What Is Left Of … The Seaton Branch
  • Volkswagen’s Legendary Splitty all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Council Classic

Ian Cooper from the County of Salop Steam Engine Society (COSSES) is the owner of Aveling & Porter road roller works No.8290. Bob Weir recently paid him a visit...


Papplewick’s Cathedral Of Steam

Papplewick Pumping Station near Nottingham is at the heart of Midland’s industrial heritage and has been nicknamed the “Cathedral of Steam.” Bob Weir paid a visit.


On The ‘Witney We’ Run

Paul Stratford travelled to Lechlade to enjoy the annual road run which is held on the day before Remembrance Sunday.


Brunel’s Last Bridge

John Hannavy explores one of the early railway’s original ideas.


A Day Out At Turvey

Dick Bodily enjoyed a visit to the new venue for the Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre.


What Is Left Of … The Seaton Branch

This month Kevin Byrne explores what remains of the Seaton branch and finds a section in use as a tourist tramway.


A Cornish Carnival

James Hamilton enjoyed a visit to a Cornish carnival last summer.


Flaxmill Revisited

Flaxmill Maltings in Shrewsbury has recently been in the news as the restoration of the site reaches new heights, writes Bob Weir.


Volkswagen’s Legendary Splitty

Volkswagen “Split Screen” Transporters have become a motoring icon over the years and still exude a timeless quality, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

Vintage Spirit January 2023


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