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July 2015

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Return to Pinkneys Green

John Reeves enjoys his first return visit to the Pinkneys Green fair in seven years.

Marshall Lore

Steam enthusiasts usually associate Marshall of Gainsborough with some of the finest steam engines ever built. During the first half of the twentieth century they also made some popular tractors, as Bob Weir recently discovered…

Still On Playground Duty

John Maund revisits England’s last playground steam roller, which brings back memories of younger days.

Scammell & Nephew

Roy Larkin takes a look at the early days of a company that ultimately became Scammell Lorries of Watford.

The Cathedral of the Canals

The Anderton Boat Lift was the world’s first commercially successful boat lift and is now fully restored as a dramatic piece of waterway heritage, Roger Butler describes.

Delving in Tasmania

Robin Marshman spent some time in Tasmania earlier this year and reports on the local steam happenings.

On the Road for the Devon County Show

Steve Cockram followed an engine to and from the Devon County Show and also reports on the steam presence at the show.

Preserving a 19th Century Waterwheel

Dr Andrew Rollinson of Blushful Earth describes the renovation work on a 19th century watermill.

Taunton Vintage Bus Day

John Reeves was well placed to enjoy his local vintage bus running day.

Remembering Trevithick

James Hamilton reports on this year’s Trevithick Day, the eighth annual celebraction held in Dartford.

New Wine in Old Bottles?

Malcolm Batten looks at a few vehicles which took part in the recent London to Brighton Run that were not always what we see today.

…plus all the latest news and event reports from the preservation scene.

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