Vintage Spirit September 2020

£4.50

COVER STORIES:

  • Jim Sarney: 60 Years On The Road - Part 1
  • Big Time Gardening with a Matador
  • Sawing Surprise
  • On The Road In Germany - Part 2
  • Turning Back The Clock Almost 90 Years
  • The Blakesley Miniature Railway

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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60 Years On The Road - Part 1

Jim Sarney bought his first traction engine in 1960. Trevor Smallbone looks back at Jim’s 60 years involvement with the road steam world.

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Big Time Gardening

James Hamilton enjoyed a day watching expert tree felling in a Sussex garden, aided by an old stalwart.

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A Merry Time

With little activity this year, the mind goes wandering back to past events. This time Brian Gooding remembers one of the first rallies he attended in sunny Cornwall.

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Personalising Portraiture

Hannah Walsh is another young artist who likes drawing classic vehicles. Jim Gerrard contacted her to learn more.

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Sawing Surprise

With next to nothing going on, James Hamilton was keen to have a day out in rural West Sussex to see some steam sawing.

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On The Road In Germany - Part 2

Kevin Byrne concludes his report on a fun trip to Germany with fair organs and steam engines over 40 years ago.

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Turning Back The Clock Almost 90 Years

Dawn Goold was involved with a two year restoration to return the family’s Sentinel ‘S’ Type waggon No.8843 back to its 1933 origins and reconnect it with its industrial past.

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Discoveries At The End Of The World

Nigel Cripps finds some British steam connections in Chile and Argentina.

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The Blakesley Miniature Railway

Dick Bodily recalls a long gone miniature railway that once ran on an estate in the village where he grew up.

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Celebrations Curtailed

Aveling & Porter roller No.9139’s 100th birthday occurred during Lockdown, preventing a proper celebration. Owner Jon Ballard looks at its history and recent restoration work.

Vintage Spirit September 2020

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