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Blog | archive 07/2014

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 –…

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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…

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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.

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