Vintage Spirit October 2023



  • The Lockdown Restoration – Part 2
  • Manx Year Of The Railways
  • Ruston To The Rally
  • Commemorating The Ellis Journey
  • A Village Treasure – the Thomas Shop in Penybont
  • 79th D-Day Anniversary – Part 2 all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


The Lockdown Restoration – Part 2

Jim Gerrard concludes the story of the restoration of Robey 29450.


Manx Year Of The Railways

Peter Brockington looks at the railway festival that was held on the Isle of Man during July.


Auctioning The Lawes Collection

The late Jimmy Lawes’ lifetime’s collection of delights, quirks and horse-drawn vehicles comes to auction. Peter Hammond reports.


Ruston To The Rally

The plan was to move a diesel engine to the Powderham Rally. James Hamilton went along to record the day.


Commemorating The Ellis Journey

Peter Hammond turned out for the early stages of this year’s commemorative road run of the Ellis Journey, now under new management.


Steamers Big & Small Sold At Auction

Tim Bolton went along to the latest auction in the Welsh border counties.


Sailing From Shetland

On the occasion of the Tall Ships Race setting off from Lerwick, Peter Brockington looks at what makes a tall ship.


Celebrating Great Yorkshire’s 60th

David Warren reports from this year’s special rally at Duncombe Park in Yorkshire.


Kidderminster’s Magic Carpets

Kidderminster has been at the forefront of the UK’s carpet industry since the Industrial Revolution. Bob Weir paid a visit to the Museum of Carpet, which was opened in 2012.


In Search Of Staffa

Brian Gooding asks for information on these 1950s mobile cranes.


A Village Treasure

The Thomas Shop in the village of Penybont, Powys harks back to a different era and is a Welsh delight. Bob Weir recently paid a visit.


79th D-Day Anniversary – Part 2

Jim Gerrard concludes his visit to Normandy to visits WW2 locations.


A Long, Long Way From The Sea

John Hannavy explores the stories of Britain’s inland ports.

Vintage Spirit October 2023


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