Vintage Spirit September 2023



  • The Lockdown Restoration - Part 1
  • 79th D-Day Anniversary - Part 1
  • Gloucester’s Historic Docks
  • Holt, Friend Or Foe!
  • Visiting The Depot: London Transport Museum store open day all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


The Lockdown Restoration - Part 1

80 years ago, Robey 29450 was parked up out of use. It has now been fully restored, as Jim Gerrard relates.


Off On ‘Dean’s Do’

James Hamilton enjoyed a local road run in east Cornwall on the edge of Bodmin Moor.


A Long Weekend In North Devon

Brian Gooding found several items of interest during a long weekend based in north Devon.


79th D-Day Anniversary - Part 1

Jim Gerrard joined a group from Dorset who travelled to France to attend this year’s commemoration of the D-Day landings.


Remembering The ‘King Of Light Railways’

Bob Weir looks at the man who managed a plethora of light railways in the UK.


Gloucester’s Historic Docks

Dick Bodily explores the famous inland docks in Gloucester.


Puffing On The Wey

It was mixed weather at first for this year’s ‘Puffin a Wey’ gathering but it didn’t deter Brian Gooding from going along…


A Logging Road

Peter Brockington looks at an American railroad that was built for the extraction of timber.


Holt, Friend Or Foe!

Richard Pullen unravels the myth that the American Holt tractor formed the basis of the British WW1 tank.


Visiting The Depot: London Transport Museum store open day

Peter Hammond spent an interesting day at London Transport Museum’s store at Acton in west London.


At The Top Of Scotland

Peter Brockington travelled on a coach tour from south Wales to the northern isles. Here he takes a look at the famous John o’ Groats and ponders its beginnings and how it got its unusual name…

Vintage Spirit September 2023


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