The Great Dorset Steam Fair

  • 1928 Aveling & Porter roller

    1928 Aveling & Porter roller

    Chris Graham on 31st May 2021

    Paul Ritchie tells the tale of first-time engine owner Steve Vaughan, acquired and restored his 1928 Aveling & Porter roller.

  • Classic commercial vehicle shows

    Classic commercial vehicle shows

    Chris Graham on 20th April 2021

    Peter Simpson provides an update on the latest position regarding some of the UK’s favourite classic commercial vehicle shows.

  • BMC’s half-tonner

    BMC’s half-tonner

    Chris Graham on 16th April 2021

    Peter Simpson profiles BMC’s half-tonner, the bigger, car-derived light commercial vehicle from the 1960s, and ponders a missed opportunity.

  • Preserved recovery trucks

    Preserved recovery trucks

    Chris Graham on 6th April 2021

    Retaining recovery vehicles has prolonged the life of many lorries, as Dudley Rhodes' preserved recovery truck images demonstrate.

  • Historic gallopers ride on!

    Historic gallopers ride on!

    Chris Graham on 16th March 2021

    David Reed reveals the fascinating story behind the Howard Brothers' 1886 historic gallopers ride that’s still going strong today.

  • DIY steam lorry kit

    DIY steam lorry kit

    Chris Graham on 9th March 2021

    Paul Ritchie meets Joe Rawlings to discover more about his project to build a 4½in-scale Foden DIY steam lorry kit at home.

  • Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Chris Graham on 14th December 2020

    Almost 450 heritage organisations in England have been awarded cash from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, as Colin Tyson reports. Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to the rescue: The Great Dorset Steam Fair has been awarded £236,200 to help it…

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