|THE SD ENTHUSIAST'S CLUB|
soon became apparent that a means of communication was needed other
than the Internet as many former employees weren't on
the Internet. In March 2003 an A5 size quarterly magazine was launched and continued until the end of 2010 with 32 issues
being produced. At its peak 160 copies were printed and posted per issue. Until the later years printing, stapling, and posting
was all done at home.
By 2010 this was felt to be too onerous and the magazine was replaced by an easily printable Newsletter on the webpage, and
this practice continues with 21 issues having been produced to date. [May 2016]. Unfortunately this change inevitably meant that
contact with some enthusiasts has been lost.
|On September 12th
2004 the first event
organised by the SD Enthusiasts' Club was held at Letchworth
Hall Hotel's Arlington Suite, under the title 'SD Remembered'. This accommodates 200 people and all
the tickets were sold with unfortunately a waiting list. A buffet supper was provided, memorabilia was
displayed and seven preserved vehicles were on display.
|In November 2011 in conjunction
with the Enthusiasts' Club, former SD apprentice, Bob
organised a reunion lunch for former apprentices at the Letchworth Garden City Golf House. Former
Managing Director, and an ex-SD apprentice, Stan Quin, addressed the gathering of over thirty
No further gatherings have been arranged to date.