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Vintage Spirit July 2018



  • Aquarius – the water Bearer
  • Abbey Hill Rally
  • The Great North Heads South
  • The Circus on the Fair
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • Remembering Trevithick
  • Medway Queen – Beside the Seaside all the latest news and event reports

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.

Remembering Trevithick

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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June 2018

  • Princess Mary's Return
  • Feilding an Event – Great Manawatu Steam Fair in New Zealand
  • News Special – Cheffins Vintage Sale
  • Along the Valley – heritage sites at Lappa Valley
  • Cornwall’s Turbo Mill
  • ‘Little Buttercup’ Blooms Again
  • Brilliant Beamish


August 2018

  • An Amazing Talent – a young artist with a love for old vehicles
  • 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
  • Sussex Silver Steam


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