Vintage Spirit 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 all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Back To Beamish

We return to Beamish to cover this year’s popular Great North Steam Fair, with Jim Gerrard travelling from the deep south to enjoy the event.


Sumburgh – more than just a lighthouse

John Hannavy explores a Shetland rock.


Farming in Grandad’s Time

Peter Brockington reports on a popular agricultural show in New Zealand.


BMC’s Workhorse

The model FG was a popular commercial vehicle in the 1960s, and the workhorse of a generation. Bob Weir discovered some survivors on his recent travels.


Back To Old Haunts

Fowler RL 8903 travelled widely in its working days. Its current owner is revisiting as many places as he can. James Hamilton followed the latest adventure.


Bridging The Atlantic

Peter Brockington travelled to Ireland and visited the town near which Alcock & Brown landed after their epic flight in June 1919 from Newfoundland.


The Romance of the Horses (Part 2)

Ron Henderson tells of the risks of top heavy horse-drawn steam fire engines rushing to fires, as well as runaway horses.


Charity Begins at Home

David McLaren has a reputation for making sponsored road runs on his Fordson Dexta to raise money for charity. Bob Weir caught up with him at his home in the village of Blackford.


Pride of the North East

The Grampian Transport Museum (GTM) in Alford, Aberdeenshire has one of the finest collections of old vehicles and memorabilia in the whole of Scotland. Bob Weir reports on the museum’s plans for 2019.

Vintage Spirit June 2019


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