Vintage Spirit September 2019



  • Sedgemoor Sojourn
  • Resurrected Robey – rebuilding a portable
  • Kings & Co. – one of Scotland's past aggregate hauliers
  • Norfolk's Forncett Industrial Museum
  • Moonraker’s Return – Aveling & Porter roller 11659 is back!
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage – Shepherd Wheel & Abbeydale all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Sedgemoor Sojourn

Brian Gooding enjoyed some time at a smaller rally in ‘Buncombe country’ in Somerset.


Resurrected Robey

Jim Gerrard looks into the restoration of a Robey portable engine.


Family Memories

Kings & Co. Ltd used to be one of the top aggregate companies in Scotland. Brian Cuthbert, from Troon in Ayrshire, talked to Bob Weir about his involvement with the organisation.


The Ellis Journey

Peter Hammond followed part of a run to commemorate when a car was driven over 50 miles in contravention of the Red Flag Act.


Forncett Industrial Museum

Tucked away in Norfolk is a surprising collection of stationary steam power. James Hamilton went along to learn more.


Moonraker’s Return

Aveling & Porter 11659, Moonraker, was recently bought by enthusiast Sandy Arbuthnott, having been laid up for more than a decade. Bob Weir went to Aberdeenshire to check on the steamroller’s progress.


Cutting for Dorset

David Hargrave spent a day with the crew harvesting wheat for threshing at this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair.


Little & Large

George Riddell is a tractor enthusiast living in the Scottish Borders. Bob Weir went to Blackburn Farm near Lauder to see his pair of classic machines.


Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage

The mission of the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust is to preserve the city’s industrial roots. In the second part of his heritage feature, Bob Weir visited the Shepherd Wheel Workshop and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.


On The Road With ‘Polly’

James Hamilton spent a day with an Aveling roller on one of its first journeys to a rally for ten years.


Wilkie’s Wanderings

Jim Wilkie picks out further items from shows he has wandered around.

Vintage Spirit September 2019


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