Vintage Spirit May 2022



  • Out On The A272 - a Sussex pub run
  • What’s Left Of The Lyme Regis Branch
  • A Day On The Tiles – Jackfield Tile Museum
  • Achieved During Lockdown - Part 1
  • Prototype BMC Mini Tractors
  • Cleansing The City all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Out On The A272

James Hamilton enjoyed a pub run held during last June.


40th Anniversary Of The Falklands War

Ken Rimell recalls his photographic assignments of ships leaving for, and returning from, the Falklands in 1982.


What’s Left Of The Lyme Regis Branch

Kevin Byrne returns with another look at the remnants of an old railway, this time the line from Axminster to Lyme Regis closed under the Beeching cuts in 1965.


A Day On The Tiles

Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire is well-known for its iconic bridge and is home to some award-winning heritage sites. The Jackfield Tile Museum by the River Severn is popular with visitors, as Bob Weir recently discovered.


Achieved During Lockdown - Part 1

After finally fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning a traction engine, John Flynn talks us through the history of Burrell TE No.3164 and the subsequent restoration work carried out on the engine during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Musings On Sacks

Jim Wilkie looks at a commodity once common on farms but one that has all but disappeared in favour of plastic or paper.


Glasgow And The Indicator Part 2

When the Glasgow Post Office Directory for 1899/1900 was published, among the businesses listed under the heading ‘Steam Engine Indicator, vacuum, and hydraulic gauge makers’ were Buchanan Brothers,Hannan & Buchanan, T.S. McInnes & Co. Ltd and Whyte, Thomson & Co. John Walter reports.


Wizard Steam Jewellery

‘Wizz’ Stearne is busy making steam-related jewellery. Jim Gerrard went to see how it is done.


Prototype BMC Mini Tractors

Acquiring some unusual pictures at an auction set Tim Bolton on a quest to find out more…


Cleansing The City

On an escape from south Wales, Peter Brockington sought out Portsmouth’s old sewage pumping station at Eastney.

Vintage Spirit May 2022


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