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October 2015

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Advanced Roading

John Maund was invited to go along on a 26 mile run with a steam roller to the rally at Masham this year.

Lest We Forget

A commemorative plaque was recently installed on the site of the old Albion works in Glasgow. The lorries are still very popular with enthusiasts and collectors, as Bob Weir discovered.

Hornsby’s of Grantham

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the foundation of Hornsby’s, which led the way in some developments of steam and oil power, seed drills, ploughs, mowers and reapers. Jonathan Brown looks back at the achievements of this well-known firm.

Going Up the East Cliff

Brian Gooding spent a day in Hastings, primarily to cover a lorry event, but took time out for a trip on the East Hill Lift.

Alan Thomas Memorial Run

Steve Cockram reports on this year’s Alan Thomas Memorial Run, which occured in appalling weather!

The Liberty Truck

Tim Gosling tells the story behind a very rare American vehicle built for the First World War.

The Not So Peculiar Tale of Lady Mary VC

Jono Bonser tells of his not entirely comfortable relationship with a Ransomes engine.

Hats Off To Harry

There can be few more important figures in the history of tractor manufacturing than Harry Ferguson. His iconic machines are still highly sought after by Scottish enthusiasts, as Bob Weir discovered.

60 for West of England

John Reeves travelled to Stithians in Cornwall for the 60th anniversary rally of the West of England Steam Engine Society.

Another Anniversary

John Reeves’ well known Series One Land-Rover, SDV44, returned to the WESES rally for a double celebration.

Cruising Down the River

On the same weekend in mid-July, James Hamilton visited two classic boat events, but on a very different scale to each other. The first was an SBA gathering in Guildford, the other a much larger affair on the Thames at Henley.

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