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November 2013

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In the November 2013 issue:

60 Years of the Morris Minor Van

Six decades ago a commercial version of the iconic Morris Minor first went on sale. Alan Barnes looks back on the history and development of this ubiquitous workhorse.

'If Petrol Were Sixpence Per Gallon'

During the turbulent economic years of the 1920s and early '30s, Sentinel embarked on a campaign to promote British coal, so as to ensure the future of its once popular steam waggons. Alan Barnes describes why the company's efforts were doomed to failure.

Steam Rollers In Their Working Days

Following on from last month's coverage of the GDSF Roller Special, Alan Porter selects a few photographs from his collection showing steam rollwrs in their working days.

Early Rallies Memories

Enthusiast Roger Barnes recently sent in a collection of photographs and programmes from some of the first traction engine rallies held in the UK. We take a look at a selection of this material and marvel at how times have changed.

Tyne & Wear, Shipyard of the World

Richard Murphy travels to the north-east of England to find out how its shipbuilding industry was once the envy of the world.

Steam Archive

Les Freathy supplies us with another batch of fascinating historic photographs. As always though, there's the odd missing detail which you might be able to provide.

Path Head Watermill

Richard Murphy visits Path Head Mill in Gateshead to find out how a derelict building was transformed into a beautiful working watermill.

Tales from the Workshop - Roller Restoration No 2

Despite already owning an engine that is in need of restoration, Bill Hedges couldn't resist the draw of another project. Richard Murphy speaks to the Kent-based engineman about his recent acquisition.

Plus all the latest news and events from the preservation scene.

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