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A new lease of life for Keeling

Keeling on its first run at Lotmead Farm in March 2014

When David & Julie Smith’s Burrell Keeling was due its ten year test, it was also time for a new set of gears. Brian Gooding made the occasional visit to Lotmead Farm to see progress. Read the full story in the May 2015 issue of Vintage Spirit.


2015 Calendars & Back Issues reduced in price

Vintage Spirit 2015 Calendar - January 2015

We have reduced the price of our 2015 Vintage Spirit calendars to just £4.95 including postage in the UK. Why not order one now before they are all gone? We have also reduced the price of all available back issues up to March 2014 to just £2.95 including UK postage, so if you're missing that important issue for your collection, order…


New Binders now in stock

Vintage Spirit 2015 Binder

The new Vintage Spirit magazine binders are now in stock.  These have the new logo and are available in dark blue. Price is just £9.95 including postage to UK addresses.


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 –…


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…


Martin Fagg

We are sorry to hear that Martin Fagg has suffered 20% burns in an accident and subsequent fire in his workshop in Farnborough, Hampshire on Sunday 13th April. Martin is being treated at the ITU Burns Unit at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. We send our best wishes to Martin for a speedy recovery and to Della and Eric at this difficult time.…


Transport Trust Awards 2014

Entries are invited for The Transport Trust Restoration Awards. A number of cash awards, normally up to a maximum of £5,000 each, are made annually for high quality transport restoration projects which are well advanced, but which would be helped towards earlier completion by a modest cash injection. The closing date for Restoration Award entries…


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