Old Glory is Britain’s best-selling magazine for steam and vintage machinery enthusiasts. Its blend of news, rally reports, exclusive features and archive material has provided inspiration for new restoration projects as well as giving readers a rare look at some old favourites.
Among the many and varied subjects covered are steam traction engines, mechanical organs, mill engines, steam ships, locomotives, veteran cars and scale models. Photographs and carefully reproduced documents from the Old Glory archive offer a nostalgic look back at steam’s golden age and there’s lively reader interaction in the letters and helpline columns.
If you’ve ever bought Lotto tickets, give yourself a pat on the back as you’ve helped to generate cash towards a £10.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund award to the amazing Beamish living museum in Co. Durham.
It’s enabled the museum to swing into action with its Remaking Beamish project, which will see a 1950s town reconstructed at the site as part of an £18 million scheme which will also include a pioneering centre for older people, including those with dementia.
In addition to this superb early Christmas present for the North East, we feature some astonishing industrial heritage which saw Cornish engineering originally applied to the county’s tin mines being used by Dutch engineers for a water pumping station.
Our steam archive section features West Country fairground operators Anderton & Rowland, and we review the Great Dorset Steam Fair’s supporting cast – tractors and trucks that made appearances at the show in the late summer sunshine.
Pioneer rallies are under the spotlight, as we look back, like Beamish, to the 1950s and East Anglia’s first rally, Great Saling, 1955. The December issue also features pictures from Steam It Sunday in West Oxfordshire and news from the Robey Trust in Tavistock.
We’ve got a selection of Christmas gift ideas for steam enthusiasts, news from across the world, readers’ letters and queries, and Old Glory in Miniature. If you’re looking to blow away the cobwebs there are events going on across the country during December… but if it’s too cold and wet outside, why not peruse the Advintage pages and see if there’s a project for you in 2017!
A superb gift for a steam fan in the family, or for a friend, would be a subscription to Old Glory, which brings with it a great free calendar on which you can mark all the rally dates for the forthcoming year. So why not pick up your copy today, or subscribe and have it delivered FREE to your door?