Vintage Spirit November 2022



  • The Nine Lives Of ‘Felix’ (part one: the history)
  • Dorset 2022 (part one)
  • The Bus Service To Nowhere – a rare visit to Imber village
  • From Tractors To Tanks
  • That Sinking Feeling… an accident to a New Zealand flying boat
  • Looking Back At Time all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


The Nine Lives Of ‘Felix’ (part one)

Garrett 4CD Tractor No.33295 made her debut at the Haddenham rally in September following an extensive restoration. This month, John Maund tells her interesting history.


Dorset 2022 (part one)

The Great Dorset Steam Fair returned after three years, and was enjoyed by many. Jim Gerrard went along.


Learning Hands On

James Hamilton travelled from Devon to the Midlands to top up his love of steam ploughing, and gives his personal view of the Steam Plough Club’s Hands On weekend.


The Bus Service To Nowhere

A small, deserted village in the middle of the military training grounds on Salisbury Plain is now the subject of folklore. Bob Fleming was lucky enough to be able to visit on a rare open day.


From Tractors To Tanks

Richard Pullen looks at how a large early petrol-engined tractor grew into the first tanks of World War One.


Steam Returns To Shrewsbury

The County of Salop Steam Engine Society (COSSES) rally was back on track again after a long absence due to Covid, Bob Weir went along.


That Sinking Feeling…

Peter Brockington looks at an accident to a Short Sunderland flying boat over 60 years ago, and the subsequent salvage of parts from it.


Looking Back At Time

John Hannavy passed a few hours exploring the history of timekeeping.


In Churston Country

James Hamilton dropped in on this year’s Torbay Steam Fair, another show making a welcome return after Covid.


What Is Left Of The East Somerset Railway? (part three)

Kevin Byrne continues his look at the East Somerset Railway. This time, he looks at the stone traffic on the line.


Berwick Brilliance

Jim Gerrard reports on a successful return of a popular event that raises thousands for charity.


Scammell’s Fire Appliances

Roy Larkin takes a look at a lesser-known output from the Watford works.

Vintage Spirit November 2022


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