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July 2016

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A Noted Sale Indeed

Peter Hammond reports on the events and results from the important Keeley auction.

Deep in a Cornish Valley

Deeply wooded Cornish valleys often hide relics of past industries and not just an abundance of damp loving plants. Brian Gooding explored one such valley.

Steamy Weekend in Liverpool

James Hamilton enjoyed a day of steam action at Albert Dock in Liverpool.

Retirement Home for Tractors

John Hannavy discovers an unexpected museum in south-west France.

Driving with the NTET (part one)

Ted Tomlin spent a weekend in May observing – and cooking on – the National’s annual driver training course.

Solid Fuelled Gin

Using a solid fuel boiler to create steam for a gin distillery attracted Brian Gooding’s interest.

Austin’s ‘Gippo’

The Austin Gipsy was intended as a commercial rival to the all-conquering Land-Rover. Colin MacDonald from Kirkcaldy in Fife owns a fine example, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

Keep Taking the Medicine

Peter Brockington mourns the loss of his local very traditional chemist shop, until now, a living museum piece.

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