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Vintage Spirit July 2019



  • Surreal Sixties Journey to the Isle of Man
  • Last Day at the Beeches
  • Auction Round Up
  • Mingling with Mats
  • Bath’s Industrial Time Capsule
  • Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – nighttime steamings
  • Pride of Kintore – old lorries in Aberdeenshire all the latest news and event reports

In this issue


Surreal Sixties Journey to the Isle of Man

Dick Bodily travelled to the Isle of Man as a Scout in 1961. The trip was to have an eventful and unexpected start...


Newbies at Yeovil

Jim Gerrard reports on another successful and interesting Abbey Hill Rally which saw some interesting exhibits that were new to the show.


Taking Its Toll

Crossing the bridge was expensive! David Viner reports from a trip to south Devon.


Last Day at the Beeches

The Beeches Light Railway has run for the last time at its home for 15 years. But all is not lost, as James Hamilton reports.


Auction Round Up

Reports from several auctions and one auction preview.


Mingling with Mats

Informal enthusiast gatherings are always relaxed events, and a recent gathering of Matadors proved the point. Brian Gooding reports from a field in Sussex…


Bath’s Industrial Time Capsule

John Hannavy explores a unique slice of Bath’s past.


Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

James Hamilton spent a sleepless night enjoying engines, first at the fair and then en route to Brighton.


Pride of Kintore

Old lorries are alive and well and living in Aberdeenshire. Bob Weir went to Kintore to see two classic commercials from different eras.


Surrey’s Last

James Hamilton dropped in on Surrey’s last working watermill.

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June 2019

  • Back To Beamish
  • Sumburgh – more than just a lighthouse
  • Back To Old Haunts with a Fowler
  • The Romance of the Horses (Part 2)
  • Pride of the North East
  • BMC’s Workhorse


August 2019

  • On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’


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