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February 2014

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In the February 2014 issue:

Wallis' Advance

Alan Barnes looks at the development of Wallis & Steevens’ then-revolutionary ‘Advance’ steam rollers, a type which saved the company at the time, and is now quite common in preservation.

Saving Sandfields

It’s been an industrial landmark in the Lichfield area for 140 years but is its future in jeopardy? Brian Gooding investigates.

Hartlepool's Historic Waterfront

John Hannavy finds a stunning museum where once there was dereliction.

Somerset Traction Engine Club - in Focus

In the first of a new, occasional series, John Reeves looks at almost 60 years of steam events in Somerset.

Bristol Docks Rallies Remembered

John Reeves chooses a selection of photographs that he took at the popular Bristol Docks Rallies that were held in the city some 20 or so ago.

Iona's Marble Quarry

The isolated marble quarry on the Hebridean Isle of Iona closed almost 100 years ago. Roger Butler visits the site, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the only known early 20th century quarry to retain its original stone working equipment.

The First Real Bedford?

Following the introduction of the Chevrolet Bedford in 1931 and the subsequent Bedford 2 ton  truck, with strong links to Chevrolet, the first WT was introduced in 1934, arguably the first home grown Bedford lorry. Alan Barnes looks at the development of the WT which led to the ubiquitous K, M and O types in 1939.

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