Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Vintage Spirit

In the June 2020 issue...

You Break Them, We Mend Them!

Roy Larkin looks at the network of support services that kept thousands of motor vehicles working at the front during the First World War.

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A Stationary Transport of Delight

Mark Rudall rescues a reversible wooden tram seat.

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Memories of W Rowland & Sons of Salisbury

Jim Gerrard looks back at the history of a long gone Wiltshire firm of motor engineers and coach operators.

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The Changing Role of the Fairground Organ - part 2

Kevin Byrne continues his look at how fairground organs have changed from attracting crowds to rides, to providing entertainment in their own right.

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Travels of a Kiwi Burrell

Chris Forbes looks back on the travels of just one of the New Zealand engines when it spent some time in the UK.

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Music in the City

Brian Gooding recalls an unusual day out in the City of London when music took over the ‘square mile’.

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The First Holland Trip

Andrew Semple recalls a trip to a Dutch rally almost 30 years ago.

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The Weiner Riesenrad

On a holiday to Vienna last summer for a special birthday, Peter Hammond visited one of the city’s prominent attractions.

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A Fowler on the Rails

Mark Rudall discovers a picture of an unusual Fowler steam tractor on rails.

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Sir Henry’s Iron Crucible

John Hannavy investigates the man who revolutionised the steel industry.

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Coatbridge Collection

John McNairn from Coatbridge in Scotland has been collecting light commercial vehicles for many years. Bob Weir recently paid him a visit.

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A Day by the Dart

Brian Gooding recalls a day spent at an event at the South Devon Railway back in September 2003 when things didn’t quite go to plan with one of the engines present…

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All Our Yesteryears

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club committee has made the tough call to postpone this summer’s Golden Jubilee Steam Fair until 2021, writes Bob Weir. Chairman Sam Barrack explained the decision and took a fond look back at 50 years of steam in the north-east of Scotland.

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Remembering the Lymington Pier Boat Trains

Peter Hammond enjoyed a nostalgic day out at a preserved railway in Hampshire.

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Memories of Two Andover Rallies

Jim Gerrard takes a look at some pictures from two events from over 40 years ago.

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Wilkie’s Mysteries

While his ‘wanderings’ are curtailed, Jim Wilkie has found some photos where the full story isn’t clear.

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