Vintage Spirit July 2018
In this issue
Aquarius – the water bearer
Dave Maidment from Dorset has owned Allchin Aquarius for nearly 40 years, but the family’s link with steam goes back a lot further, as Jim Gerrard found out.
Classic J Type
When he is not busy running his multi-million pound business, Morris Leslie is a keen collector of old commercials, as Bob Weir recently discovered.
James Hamilton visited the Trevithick commemorations in Dartford in Kent.
A Steamy Success
Jim Gerrard reports on the steam section of a successful and sunny Abbey Hill Rally.
The Great North Heads South
James Hamilton got up in the middle of the night to catch up with an early starter on the HCVS London to Brighton Run.
A Very Special Occasion for ‘Felix’
John Maund joined in the 100th birthday celebrations for a Garrett tractor that hasn’t been out for 23 years.
The Circus on the Fair
Neil Calladine looks into the close links between traditional fairgrounds and circuses.
The Law of Unintended Consequences
John Hannavy explores the unplanned – but very welcome – legacy of a 120 year-old Act of Parliament.
Papplewick’s Other Gem
Will Hall looks at a rare survivor from a Nottinghamshire coalfield.
Medway Queen – Beside the Seaside
Richard Halton takes a look at the historic paddle steamer through some of the crew’s recollections.
Chuffing Around Kent
James Hamilton reports on a sunny Weald of Kent road run.
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- Returning To Steam At Twyford
- Converting a Series 1 Land Rover into a 'train'
- Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend
- On The Case – a pair of American tractors
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