Vintage Spirit 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 all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

Mary’s Return

Burrell 3949, Princess Mary, returns this year after a 12 year layoff. Jim Gerrard went to see her in her full glory once again.

Feilding an Event

Doug & Karl Wheeler were at the Great Manawatu Steam Fair in New Zealand.

News Special – Cheffins Vintage Sale

Clive Flack reports on the April 2018 Vintage Sale which raised £1.4 million.

Along the Valley

Tucked away in the Cornish countryside is a children’s attraction built around some interesting heritage. Brian Gooding went to have a look.

Cornwall’s Turbo Mill

The Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall is well known for the annual steam rally held there in July. However, tucked away on the estate is a water-powered sawmill which has recently been renovated. Brian Gooding went to see.

‘Little Buttercup’ Blooms Again

How a run-down and unique general purpose engine was brought back to life is recalled by Alan Porter.

Tender Treasure

Old Land Rover fire appliances are a major attraction at community safety events. Bob Weir met up with John Cairns and a worthy veteran.

End of the Line?

Peter Brockington visits a currently derelict preserved railway in New Zealand though there is some hope for a resurrection of fortunes.

Brilliant Beamish

James Hamilton travelled from south London to Co. Durham for the Great War Steam Fair and deemed the long journey more than worthwhile.

The Wheel is King!

Peter Brockington uncovers some more unusual items while travelling around the South Island of New Zealand.

Vintage Spirit June 2018


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