Links of Interest
Westonzoyland is a small village on the Somerset Levels, a few miles from Bridgwater.
It is the home of Somerset's earliest steam-powered pumping station (built 1830), now
a museum displaying stationary steam engines (including Robeys) and exhibits of land
The Road Roller Association (RRA) was formed in 1974 by a handful of dedicated enthusiasts and
now have over 450 members in the U.K. and overseas. One of the prime objectives of the RRA is
to help encourage the preservation of Rollers, both Steam and Motor, and other items of road
making equipment used by road making gangs.
If you love the spectacle of immaculately-restored old machinery, or are fascinated by Britain’s
rich industrial and transport heritage, Old Glory is the magazine for you! In vivid detail it brings
back all the sights and sounds of yesteryear.
The Volund Junior was modelled on the Tandem roller design produced by Robey. The Damptromleklubben (steam roller club) of Denmark own and rally an example of this machine. It can be viewed at their web-site.
The Road Locomotive Society was founded in 1937 with the principle aims of encouraging education and
research into the history of self propelling steam engines and vehicles (other than those running on rails)
and "portable engines".
Amberley Working Museum is a 36 acre open-air museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east. Staffed largely by volunteers, the museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transported-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based collections, such as the Print Workshop & Wheelwrights. The museum is also home to a rather magnificent Robey Oil Engine.
On a sunny day, if you look across to Jurston Farm nestling in the foothills of Shapley Common, or visit North Bovey with its thatched cottages and village green, it is easy to forget that Dartmoor is a wilderness, where man clings precariously, and briefly, to the vastness of the land.
Welcome to Tavistock Online, a website dedicated to informing the wider community on business, leisure and community matters of interest and events in the West Devon market town of Tavistock.
Vintage Spirit is the UK's fastest-growing steam and vintage magazine, featuring all the latest from the preservation world each month.
Valuing our heritage, investing in our future. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.
The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain's industrial past. It brings together people who are researching, recording, preserving and presenting the great variety of this country's industrial heritage. Industrial architecture, mineral extraction, heritage-based tourism, power technology, adaptive re-use of industrial buildings and transport history are just some of the themes being investigated by our members.
A specialist foundry creating castings in Cast Iron, SG Iron, Aluminium and Bronze metals using traditional greensand and modern sand casting methods. Working in a diverse field from components for car specialists, steam and traction engine castings, through to work associated with architectural restoration and decorative ironwork, ornamental garden castings etc.
Restoration news and progress of the Mozambique Robey Steam Tractor 31821
A celebration of the 1940s with vintage vehicles, living history displays, re-enactors and more! Held on the anniversary of the opening, August 15th 1941. RAF Harrowbeer is a former WWII Fighter Airfield at Yelverton, Devon.