Vintage Spirit June 2022



  • Hornsby Tracked Trials
  • Preserving Lichfield’s Past – Sandfields Pumping Station
  • What Is Left Of… The Andover To Redbridge Line
  • Roaming Around Beamish
  • Classic Combines
  • Welsh Wonder all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Paying Our Last Respects

The steam world turned out in force for the funeral of a well loved member of the fraternity. Brian Gooding was among them.


Hornsby Tracked Trials

Roy Larkin looks at how Hornsby tractors performed in military trials in the early years of the 20th century.


Preserving Lichfield’s Past

Sandfields Pumping Station in Lichfield is one of the Black Country’s most important, yet least well-known pieces of industrial heritage, Bob Weir reports.


What Is Left Of… The Andover To Redbridge Line

Kevin Byrne wanders off track to look at the remnants of another old railway, this time the line from Andover to Redbridge, also know as the ‘Sprat & Winkle Line’.


Roaming Around Beamish

Jim Gerrard travelled north to spend an early April weekend enjoying road steam in the setting of Beamish museum.


Classic Combines

The combine harvester revolutionised farming practices and changed the landscape. Some of the early machines have survived to tell the tale, Bob Weir reports.


A Great Start!

Dick Bodily enjoyed the Great Central Railway’s Easter Vintage Festival and road run, an early event in the 2022 season.


Achieved During Lockdown - Part 2

John Flynn concludes the story of the restoration of Burrell TE No.3164.


Welsh Wonder

Adrian Hughes has devoted his life to preserving memories of Britain during the Second World War. His Home Front Museum in the seaside town of Llandudno is a window into a historic past, writes Bob Weir.


Rummaging At Clanfield

Jim Wilkie has a look at some of the quirky things that turned up for sale.

Vintage Spirit June 2022


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