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April 2018


The Road to the End of the World

When Chris Barker and his wife Val visited Patagonia, they found more than mountains, glaciers and lakes.

Off To The Show

David Hargrave travelled with a venerable Burrell from its home base to a major rally last summer.

Farming Like Grandad

Continuing his summer sojourn in New Zealand, Peter Brockington enjoyed an interesting local vintage show.

Red Alert

The Dennis F8 was a popular fire appliance, and several machines have survived into preservation. Retired fireman Bob Wright from Glasgow owns a fine example. Bob Weir went to see it.

Postcards From The Edwardian Workplace

John Hannavy takes a look at how industry was portrayed to the general public 100 or so years ago.

Catering For A New Clientelle

Ken Rimell looks at the interesting story behind a railway carriage now used as a restaurant in Dorset.

The Bude Canal Pt 2

The extraordinary Bude Canal inevitably suffered when the railways reached Devon and Cornwall but there is still plenty to see and discover. Roger Butler concludes his look at this ambitious canal.

Green Goddesses and the AFS Pt 1

Once a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service, Ron Henderson charts some of its history as well as his own experiences.

Barges & Barfords

Bernard Holloway visits Rob Deards in north Kent and discovers a passion, not only for Thames Barges but also for motor rollers.

Etruria In Essence

Will Hall takes a look around the interesting bone & flint mill that is today’s Etruria Industrial Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Legendary Fordson F

The Fordson F celebrated its centenary in 2017. Bob Weir went to St Boswells in the Scottish borders to meet George Riddell, and his superb example of this iconic tractor.

Windy Times In The Canaries

Peter Brockington looks at a variety of uses of wind power on Lazarote in the Canary Islands.

A Lesser Known Show

Jim Gerrard looks back at one of last summer’s less well known shows in the New Forest.

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