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Records for Rhoda

Rhoda crosses the finishing line at Lands End after the long trip from John o’Groats

At just about 2pm, on Friday 20th June, Michael Fuller’s Aveling & Porter roller No.14044, Rhoda, crossed the finishing line at Land’s End, having spent two weeks travelling from John o’Groats, the first steam roller to have done the ‘End to End’ trip. John Reeves was there for Vintage Spirit to capture the event –…


Opinions Aired at Banfield Sale

Peter Hammond reports on the road transport sale of the estate of the late Michael Banfield in the August 2014 issue of Vintage Spirit. Comprising well over 1,100 lots, from spares, automobilia, literature and a selection of restored and un-restored vehicles, the sale held on site at Iden Grange, near Staplehurst, Kent on Friday 13th & Saturday…


Sixty Years with Steam - concluding part

Daniel brothers seen at Fawley Hill together on an engine!

In the June, July and August 2014 issues of VIntage Spirit, John Reeves has been telling the story of the Daniel brothers from Cornwall and their association and love of steam for 60 years. In this last part of the story, we look at their engines and involvement in the preservation scene.


60 Years with Steam

Daniel brothers' McLaren Hero

John Reeves travelled to Cornwall to learn about the Daniel brother's lifetime involvement with steam. The first part, published in the June 2014 issue of Vintage Spirit, describes the early days and their first meeting with McLaren Hero.


Steaming to the Seaside

Burrell no.35555 The Busy Bee

Five steam engines completed the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society’s 2014 London to Brighton Run on a perfect Bank Holiday Sunday which drew huge crowds to the popular seaside resort. You can read our initial report on the run in the June 2014 issue with photos of the engines as they arrive in Brighton, with Burrell SRL No.35555, The Busy Bee…


A Bit Damp for Cap’n Dick

Aveling roller 8301 Mawla Well

'Team VS' were out in force for this year's Trevithick Day in Camborne, the popular Cornish annual celebration of the town’s famous son, Richard Trevithick, or Cap’n Dick as he is known to the locals. Full event report and photos of the engines that attended are in the June 2014 issue, including the first visit to Cornwall for…


London’s Museum of Water & Steam opens after refit

VS Advertising Manager Ted Tomlin chatting with museum Trustee Anthony Coulls

Following a £1.84 million refurbishment, the former Kew Bridge Steam Museum was officially opened by the Minister of Culture, Ed Vaizey, on 21st March 2014. The opening included the running of their 90 inch Cornish beam engine. You can read the full report in the May 2014 issue of Vintage Spirit.


A Truly Stratospheric Restoration

Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber Exhibition opening event in March 2014

In March, the great and the good gathered at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge for the official opening of the Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber Exhibition by Mary Stopes Roe, the daughter of the great man. The chamber was constructed in 1947 as a huge laboratory in which high altitude conditions could be simulated for research into high-speed flight.…


Wanborough Wanderings

Burrell 2426 Ted Haggard

You never know what you're going to find when you drop in somewhere on the off chance, as Brian Gooding discovers in this month's issue of Vintage Spirit. This feature follows a couple of springtime steam road runs with Burrell 2426, Ted Haggard, and Burrell 3121, Keeling, plus a meeting with a Tiger Moth. Get the full story in the May…


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