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August 2017

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Beer Delivery By Steam

It was a hot, thirsty day, but the new steam beer had to be delivered. Brian Gooding was there to enjoy the fun. 

Castle Fraser – Back On Track

The Bon Accord rally returned this year after being washed out in 2016. Bob Weir went along to enjoy one of Scotland’s premier events.

A Happy Ending 

In July 2016, Peter Brockington mourned the loss of an old fashioned chemist’s dispensary in Carmarthen. Following its closure, it has now reopened  as a florists.

One of a Kind

Vic Mathers from Aberdeenshire has recently restored an old AEC lorry, which is literally one of a kind. Bob Weir went to Kintore to check it out.

Mixing it at Bodmin

On a quick trip to Cornwall, Brian Gooding dropped in on the Heritage Weekend at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway and found a delightful mix of road and rail vehicles.

On the Paper Trail - Part 2

John Hannavy explores the mechanisation of papermaking.

The Le Mans Steam-Powered Vehicles of Amédée Bollé

Eric Bryan delves into the history of the early steam road vehicles developed in France in the 19th century.

Preserving Scotland’s Maritime Heritage

The ss Explorer is still on course to complete her transformation into a living museum. Bob Weir caught up with the vessel at her new home in Leith Docks.

Wilkie’s Wanderings

This month, Jim Wilkie has been busy travelling around local events in his area. Here we bring you his thoughts on a trio of them.

Classics in the Garden

The BBC Gardeners’ World Live show at the NEC attracted some interesting catering units. Some caught the Editor’s eye.

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