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December 2016

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Motor Ploughing Engines – a survivor

Peter Longfoot looks at a rare survivor from Fowler’s foray into motor ploughing as a successor to steam.

The £1 Million + Sale

Clive Flack reports from October’s Cheffins’ vintage sale.

Exmoor Legacy

Brian Gooding found some interesting industrial relics on a trip to West Somerset.

Keeping it in the Family

The McDonalds from Aberdeenshire restored a pair of tractors that have been in the family for over thirty years. Bob Weir went to see them.

A Ploughman’s World

Ted Tomlin takes another look at the world ploughing championships, this  time focussing on the non-steam ploughing.

Making the Ubiquitous Brick

John Hannavy explores one of Hampshire’s best-kept industrial secrets.

A Taste of the Docks

Jim Wilkie visited a fairly low key event in Bristol’s Floating Harbour but found a lot to enjoy.

Steaming it on Sunday

The NTET’s ‘Steam it Sunday’ on 2nd October was well supported by engine owners up and down the country. Here we have reports of two events that happened that weekend.

Milton Keynes’ Heritage

Dick Bodily visits a gem of a museum in one of Britain’s ‘New Towns’.

Tall Ships in Blythe

Late August saw the Tall Ships Regatta come to an end as a plethora of ships departed from the port of Blythe in Northumberland to embark on their race across the North Sea to Gothenburg in Sweden. David Warren was there.

Echo from the Past

The British textile industry was one of the major players in the Industrial Revolution. Bob Weir went to Stott Park in Cumbria, to see a reminder of a dynamic past.

Manx Matters

Peter Brockington takes a look at a hydraulic harbour bridge and Douglas’s horse trams.

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