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June 2016

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Giles Romanes

Andrew Semple pays tribute to Glies Romanes, the last founding father of the road steam movement and the National Traction Engine Trust, who died in April at the age of 97.

Celebrating Cap’n Dick

Trevithick Day is an annual spectacle in Cornwall and Brian Gooding went along this year to join in the celebrations.

A Vintage Day at Ely

Clive Flack reports on this April’s Cheffins Vintage Sale.

Brixton Windmill

James Hamilton visited a little known historic landmark in the middle of a south London borough

The Great War Comes to Beamish

Ted Tomlin travelled to the Beamish Museum in County Durham to step back 100 years for a few days.c

45 years with an ATV part 2

John Corah continues his look back on most of a lifetime spent with a wartime classic.

Northern Delight

The Tees Cottage Pumping Station near Darlington revolutionised the supply of water in the north-east. Bob Weir paid the Victorian site a visit.

The Odds Were Stacked

Steam buses could have helped road transport develop much more quickly had they been allowed to operate on a level playing field. Edmund West looks at what might have been.

Northleach Rally – 55 years ago

David Warren looks through some slides that recently came into his possession.

Red Hot Little Numbers

Land-Rovers have always had a solid reputation for their off-road abilities. In the early years they also carved out a niche as mobile fire appliances, as Bob Weir discovered.

...plus Sandy Bay auction, ss Freshspring grant, HCVS London to Brighton, New Traction Engine register, Verity to tour with Carter’s Fair, event reports and more!

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