Vintage Spirit July 2023



  • 60 Years Of Great Yorkshire Steam
  • Military Road Steam In South Africa
  • The Most Successful British Car Ever Made?
  • Shropshire’s Snailbeach
  • Cornish Commemorations
  • Classic Rebuild of a Land Rover Series One all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Cornish Commemorations

Kevin Byrne enjoyed a day in Camborne on the last Saturday in April this year for the annual Trevithick Day celebrations.


On A Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Tim Bolton went along to see DHR locomotive 19B run for the last time at The Beeches.


Shropshire’s Snailbeach

Although Shropshire has a reputation for being a rural county, it played a big part in the Industrial Revolution. The old lead mine at Snailbeach is a reminder of a bygone past, as Bob Weir reports.


60 Years Of Great Yorkshire Steam

David Warren looks at the development of road steam preservation in Yorkshire.


Jones The Balers

Mike Lawrence from Somerset is well known for his superb collection of agricultural machinery. He recently gave Bob Weir a tour of his favourite items.


Military Road Steam In South Africa

Roy Larkin looks at the use of steam road haulage by the British Army in the early years of the 20th century, mainly in South Africa.


Lows and Highs

Burnham-on-Sea is well-known for its High and Low lighthouses, which were built to safeguard shipping in Bridgwater Bay, writes Bob Weir.


The Most Successful British Car Ever Made?

Richard Pullen looks at the best selling British car of the 1930s, and possibly of all time…!


Bickington Steam Railway Gala

James Hamilton visited a fairly new event in South Devon with a mix of road and rail steam.


Andrew’s Classic Rebuild

The Land Rover Series One is one of the most sought after classic vehicles. Enthusiast Andrew Jones from Shropshire has rebuilt a fine example, writes Bob Weir.


Trams For The Coronation

Blackpool celebrated the recent Coronation with an impressive parade of heritage trams. Barrie Woods was there to enjoy the spectacle.

Vintage Spirit July 2023


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