Vintage Spirit November 2023



  • Rewarding Transport Heritage’s Heroes – the National Transport Trust awards presentations
  • Cultivating At Casterton
  • Returning To Her Element – Britannia returns to the water
  • What Is Left Of... The Waverley Route: Carlisle to Edinburgh, Part 1
  • Hollycombe’s Grand Fairground Extravaganza all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Returning To Her Element

James Hamilton travelled to Exeter to see the return to the water of a unique and special fishing smack after a long restoration.


Fun For All At Fawley Hill

Peter Hammond reports on the Vintage Festival organised by Judy, Lady McAlpine.


What Is Left Of... The Waverley Route: Carlisle to Edinburgh, Part 1

Travelling north this time, our intrepid old railway hunter Kevin Byrne sets off along the former Waverley Route into the Scottish Borders.


Cultivating At Casterton

John Maund enjoyed the autumnal sunshine at a working weekend in Rutland.


Rewarding Transport Heritage’s Heroes

Brian Gooding went along to this year’s event at Fawley Hill where a wealth of heritage projects were being celebrated.


Just Keep Pulling The Chain

John Hannavy looks at a method of crossing bodies of water that goes back some 800 years and probably more.


Hollycombe’s Grand Fairground Extravaganza

Peter Hammond enjoyed the myriad scenes, sounds and models at the return of this event after four years.


Back To Boconnoc

With the Boconnoc Steam Fair back at its usual location, James Hamilton went along to enjoy the show.


Maritime Musings From Shetland

Peter Brockington visited the Shetland Museum during a trip to the northern isles which led to some maritime thoughts…


Magical Moira

Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park near Ashby de la Zouch is one of Leicestershire’s heritage gems, Bob Weir takes a look.

Vintage Spirit November 2023


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