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2017

October
07~22/10/17

The new markings for  'Jessie' are now complete, so it is time for some proper work. There are a number of areas of rust that need dealing with. See the "Ongoing Work" pages for the October 2017 report.

04/10/17

'Jessie' has some new clothes! I made some magnetic RAF markings for those events where RAF colours would be more appropriate. See the new RAF Conversion page.

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September
20/09/17

'Jessie' and 'Hope' were both out visiting the local primary school. See the Event Photos for a full report.

17/09/17

'Jessie' had a trip out to an end of season BBQ. See the Event Photos section for pictures.

08/09/17

Lynne broke  'Jessie' at the start of September, just before the Beamish "Dig for Victory" event, snapping the rear left half shaft. A replacement arrived and was fitted a week later. See the "Ongoing Work" pages for the September 2017 report.

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August
22/08/17

 'Jessie' went to the Wings & Wheels Festival at Eshott Airfield. See the Event Photos section for the Croft report.

10/08/17

 'Jessie' was the only vehicle we took to Croft this year due to Lynne's health problems. See the Event Photos section for the Croft report.

July
19/07/17

 'Jessie' went to Breighton airfield again in mid July for their main Summer Fly/Drive-In. See the event pictures and a flight in the Max Holste Broussard in the Event Photos section.

03/07/17

 'Faith', 'Hope' and 'Jessie' were all out over the weekend of July 1st and 2nd, though it wasn't planned that way! See the Bowes Railway/Springwell village 1940's Event Photos for a full report.

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June
20/06/17

 'Jessie' was out with 'Hope' to Tanfield Railway on the 18th. See the Event Photos page.

16/06/17

'Jessie' gets a new mechanical brake light switch. See the "Ongoing Work" pages for June 2017.

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May
28/05/17

'Jessie' visits Teesside Airshow. See the Event Photos page.

12/05/17

'Jessie' visits Blyth Battery Goes to War. See the Event Photos page.

12/05/17

A Jeep visit to Breighton Airfield for their Aerobatics Competition and Aerojumble Fly-In. See the Event Photos page.

 01/05/17

The Yorkshire MVT Crank Up event had to be unexpectedly missed resulting in the Stephenson Railway Museum 1940's event being the first of 2017. See the Event Photos page.

October
01/10/17

'Faith' had a trip out to what is probably my last event of the season, to the Classic Vehicle Rally at the National Railway Museum, Shildon. See the Event Photos for the report and pictures.

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August
13/08/17

'Faith' got a trip out today, to the Trams & Transport event at the aircraft museum. See the Event Photos.

10/08/17

'Faith' got some new shoes! During the recent inspection, the rear brake shoes were worn and needed replacing. New shoes were fitted and the truck test driven on August 9th. See the "Ongoing Work" page.

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July
29/07/17

'Faith' came home for some brake work, but the inspection resulted in some additional work needed. See the "Ongoing Work" page.

03/07/17

 'Faith', 'Hope' and 'Jessie' were all out over the weekend of July 1st and 2nd, though it wasn't planned that way! See the Bowes Railway/Springwell village 1940's Event Photos for a full report.

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June
27/06/17

'Faith' was out for the Barnard Castle event. This was the first event for the Dodge in 2017. See the Event Photos page for pictures and a report.

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April
20/04/17

'Faith' came home for a spring service, even though it's taken until late June for the weather and opportunity to do the work. See the "Ongoing Work" page.

11/04/17

'Faith' moved homes in April after the original yard closed. Read about the move in the "Ongoing Work" page.

November
11/11/17

'Hope' was out for the last event of the season at NELSAM for the Remembrance Service. See the Event Photos for a full report.

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September
23/09/17

'Hope' was out again to 'Jeeps & Jets' at NELSAM. See the Event Photos for a full report.

20/09/17

'Hope' was out with 'Jessie' for the first time since July, visiting the local primary school. See the Event Photos for a full report.

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July
03/07/17

 'Faith', 'Hope' and 'Jessie' were all out over the weekend of July 1st and 2nd, though it wasn't planned that way! See the Bowes Railway/Springwell village 1940's Event Photos for a full report.

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June
20/06/17

'Hope' was out again with 'Jessie'  to Tanfield Railway on the 18th. See the Event Photos page.

17/06/17

'Hope's' first event of the year was the Sedgefield Frontline, Multi-Period Living History Event. See the Event Photos page.

03/06/17

'Hope' gets her Spring service after finally getting some nice weather. See the  "Ongoing Work" page.

 

2016

November
13/11/16

 I took 'Jessie' to the NE Land, Sea and Air Museum for the Remembrance Service. See the Event Photos page.

04/11/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended Blackfell Primary school for the Year 6 class who have been studying WW2 history this term. See the Event Photos page.

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October
01/10/16

'Jessie' was out for the former Royal Ordnance Factory 1st anniversary open day at Aycliffe. See the Event Photos page.

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September
04/09/16

'Jessie' and 'Hope' were both out for the Beamish Museum "Dig for Victory" event. See the Event Photos page.

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August
20/08/16

'Jessie' and 'Hope' were both out for the Durham City "Spirit of the 1940's" event. See the Event Photos page.

10/08/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended the Croft Nostalgia show in early August. This was our biggest event of the year. See the Event Photos page for over 100 pictures of the event.

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July
20/07/16

'Jessie' was taken to the Breighton Airfield Summer Fly-In in mid July. While there, I got the chance to fly a 1942 Ryan PT-22 Recruit primary trainer. See the Event Photos page for pictures of the flight and Breighton Fly-In.

01 & 02/07/16

'Jessie' had two trips out to Fishburn Airfield at the start of July. See the Event Photos page for pictures.

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June
04/06/16

'Hope' and 'Jessie' attended two events over the weekend of June 11/12th . See the Event Photos page for pictures and short videos.

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April
24/01/16

  'Jessie' had a first event of the season to York for the Crank Up. Pictures can be seen in the 2016 Event Photos page. The week before however required a top end strip down of the engine to replace the head gasket. See the "Ongoing Work" pages for April 2016.

November
04/11/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended Blackfell Primary school for the Year 6 class who have been studying WW2 history this term. See the Event Photos page.

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October
28/10/16

I started converting 'Faith's ' lights to LED's. Commercial units aren't suitable, and so I've had to get more creative. See the progress in the "Ongoing Work" page.

August
10/08/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended the Croft Nostalgia show in early August. This was our biggest event of the year. See the Event Photos page for over 100 pictures of the event.

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June
27/06/16

The Event Photos page has been updated with photos from the Barnard Castle event which was 'Faith's' second trip out this year.

04/06/16

'Faith' was moved a few yards across the storage compound into a shipping container, its new more weatherproof home. See the  "Ongoing Work" page.

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May
22/05/16

The Event Photos page has been updated with photos from the Blyth Battery event which was 'Faith's' first event of the year.

14/05/16

The Dodge has had its springtime service now, with just a few small jobs needing attention after the winter hibernation. See the  "Ongoing Work" page.

 

November
04/11/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended Blackfell Primary school for the Year 6 class who have been studying WW2 history this term. See the Event Photos page.

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September
04/09/16

'Jessie' and 'Hope' were both out for the Beamish Museum "Dig for Victory" event. See the Event Photos page.

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August
20/08/16

'Jessie' and 'Hope' were both out for the Durham City "Spirit of the 1940's" event. See the Event Photos page.

10/08/16

'Jessie', 'Faith' and 'Hope' all attended the Croft Nostalgia show in early August. This was our biggest event of the year. See the Event Photos page for over 100 pictures of the event.

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July
31/07/16

One of  'Hope's' wipers failed while at the Yorkshire Wartime Experience. A new blade was fitted today. See the  "Ongoing Work" page.

13/07/16

'Hope' attended the Yorkshire Wartime Experience on July 9/10th. It was a hard task to whittle down the 360 photos to just 60 for the website. See the Event Photos page for pictures.

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June
04/06/16

'Hope' and 'Jessie' attended two events over the weekend of June 11/12th . See the Event Photos page for pictures and short videos.

04/06/16

'Hope' had an afternoon run out to Fishburn airfield. See the Event Photos page for a few pictures.

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January
14/01/16

'Hope' had a winter trip out in the snow and photos can be found in the 2016 Event Photos page.