Vintage Spirit June 2021

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COVER STORIES:

  • A Furnace In Furness
  • A Fowler On The Fosse
  • What Is Left Of… The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Joint Railway? (Part 1)
  • Underhand, Unfair and Damned Un-English!
  • 55 Years And Still Going Strong

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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A Furnace In Furness

The old ironworks at the head of the Duddon estuary in Cumbria are a unique example of an 18th century charcoal-fired blast furnace. Roger Butler takes a look.

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A Fowler On The Fosse

The chance of a road run to a country pub on a sunny Sunday in springtime was snapped up at the first opportunity by new engine owner Simon Nuttall, his family and crew, once lockdown constraints eased off in mid-April. David Viner went along.

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What Is Left Of… The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Joint Railway? (Part 1)

For his latest sojourn into old railways, Kevin Byrne heads to the Home Counties to start his look at another long lost railway.

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A Walk Through Basingstoke’s Past

Peter Hammond takes a trip down memory lane through his home town of the 1950s.

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Underhand, Unfair and Damned Un-English!

John Hannavy looks at the development of the submarine.

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Squires Engines

Ron Henderson returns with another look at some steam fire engines, some of which had more than one use.

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Preservation in France (Part 2): The Truffel Train

This time, Roger Mills enjoys the ‘Truffel Train’.

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From Tragedy To A Life Saver: The Story of Martin Baker

A chance encounter brought Ken Rimell into contact with the grandson of one of the founders of the company that developed the aircraft ejection seat.

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It Was A Grand Day Out, Lad

While we still have a dearth of events, Peter Brockington looks back to one held in Swansea five years ago.

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55 Years And Still Going Strong

The first Ford Transit hit the streets in 1965, and immediately turned heads. Bob Weir looks back at the early days of this classic commercial.

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A Class Of Their Own

Peter Brockington discovers an interesting memorial in Milford Haven to a fleet of WW2 Minelayers.

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Ozzie Delights

Kevin Byrne takes another trip down memory lane, this time with a school fact finding trip to Australia where he also found some steam.

Vintage Spirit June 2021

£4.50

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