Old Glory

  • Vintage plant collection

    Vintage plant collection

    Chris Graham on 17th September 2020

    David Reed concludes his fascinating tour of the amazing, vintage plant collection belonging to Derbyshire-based JC Balls & Sons.

  • Unseen old photographs discovered

    Unseen old photographs discovered

    Chris Graham on 10th September 2020

    Unseen old photographs of the world’s first heritage railway to be built by enthusiasts have turned up at the back of old cupboards at another railway.

  • Memorial Ayrshire Road Run

    Memorial Ayrshire Road Run

    Chris Graham on 9th September 2020

    A memorial Ayrshire Road Run took place in south-west Scotland on July 11th in tribute to a special man, as David Reed reports.

  • PS Waverley is shipshape

    PS Waverley is shipshape

    Chris Graham on 5th September 2020

    Iconic paddle steamer PS Waverley is shipshape again following her boiler room refit by Dales Marine at Greenock, reports Hugh Dougherty.

  • Fred Dibnah engine at risk

    Fred Dibnah engine at risk

    Chris Graham on 2nd September 2020

    An engine room containing a steam engine restored by the late Fred Dibnah, is at risk of being demolished to make way for a housing development.

  • John Crawley: a celebration!

    John Crawley: a celebration!

    Chris Graham on 27th August 2020

    The first in a new, Old Glory Archive series of 100-page bookazines, spotlights the late John Crawley, a UK road steam preservation scene visionary.

  • Traction Engines 5

    Traction Engines 5

    Chris Graham on 25th August 2020

    Another brilliant collection of photographs and detailed information covering traction engines that, over the years, have worked, rusted and been restored into loving preservation. Traction Engines 5: Continuing the alphabetical progression through the engine builders, this time covering Ransomes, Sims…

  • The Bluebell Railway

    The Bluebell Railway

    Chris Graham on 11th August 2020

    One of the UK’s most famous, preservation railways was opened by enthusiasts 60 years ago. Colin Tyson recounts the story of The Bluebell Railway.

  • The impact of Covid

    The impact of Covid

    Chris Graham on 5th August 2020

    Thanks to a recent survey, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has been able to assess the true impact of Covid on its member organisations.

  • Claude Jessett Trust news

    Claude Jessett Trust news

    Chris Graham on 4th August 2020

    Dave Vaughan reports on the engine restoration progress that's been made recently at the Claude Jessett Trust, based at Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, E Sussex.

  • Help keep her steaming

    Help keep her steaming

    Chris Graham on 3rd August 2020

    The Victorian steam passenger launch Alaska faces an uncertain future, hence the appeal being made to help keep her steaming.

  • Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

    Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

    Chris Graham on 2nd August 2020

    Work on the new railway extension at the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum has re-started as a result of the easing of some of the Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Chris Graham on 28th July 2020

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair’s popular Steam Fair FM will be boradcasting a special, online 'virtual Dorset' over the planned show dates this August.

  • Amazing ploughing leviathans

    Amazing ploughing leviathans

    Chris Graham on 19th July 2020

    John and Henry McLaren built some amazing ploughing leviathans which helped revolutionise Victorian farming, as Bernard Holloway explains.

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