Vintage Spirit June 2020
- All Our Yesteryears
- You Break Them, We Mend Them!
- Sir Henry’s Iron Crucible
- The Changing Role of the Fairground Organ - Part 2
- Travels of a Kiwi Burrell
- Memories of W Rowland & Sons of Salisbury
- Coatbridge Collection
...plus all the latest news and event reports
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In this issue
All Our Yesteryears
Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club committee has postponed this summer’s Golden Jubilee Steam Fair until 2021, writes Bob Weir. Chairman Sam Barrack explained the decision and took a fond look back at 50 years of steam in the north-east of Scotland.
Memories of W Rowland & Sons of Salisbury
Jim Gerrard looks back at the history of a long gone Wiltshire firm of motor engineers and coach operators.
Music in the City
Brian Gooding recalls an unusual day out in the City of London when music took over the ‘square mile’.
Travels of a Kiwi Burrell
Chris Forbes looks back on the travels of just one of the New Zealand engines when it spent some time in the UK.
You Break Them, We Mend Them!
Roy Larkin looks at the network of support services that kept thousands of motor vehicles working at the front during the First World War.
A Fowler on the Rails
Mark Rudall discovers a picture of an unusual Fowler steam tractor on rails.
Remembering the Lymington Pier Boat Trains
Peter Hammond enjoyed a nostalgic day out at a preserved railway in Hampshire.
A Day by the Dart
Brian Gooding recalls a day spent at an event at the South Devon Railway back in September 2003 when things didn’t quite go to plan with one of the engines present…
Sir Henry’s Iron Crucible
John Hannavy investigates the man who revolutionised the steel industry.
The First Holland Trip
Andrew Semple recalls a trip to a Dutch rally almost 30 years ago.
The Wiener Riesenrad
On a holiday to Vienna last summer for a special birthday, Peter Hammond visited one of the city’s prominent attractions.
Memories of Two Andover Rallies
Jim Gerrard takes a look at some pictures from two events from over 40 years ago.
A Stationary Transport of Delight
Mark Rudall rescues a reversible wooden tram seat.
John McNairn from Coatbridge in Scotland has been collecting light commercial vehicles for many years. Bob Weir recently paid him a visit.
The Changing Role of the Fairground Organ - Part 2
Kevin Byrne continues his look at how fairground organs have changed from attracting crowds to rides, to providing entertainment in their own right.
While his ‘wanderings’ are curtailed, Jim Wilkie has found some photos where the full story isn’t clear.
Vintage Spirit June 2020