The SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter
  Volume 2 Issue 52                          Winter 2023

 Now in our Twentyfirst year of publication.


From the Editor.

It was with a very heavy heart that I wrote “Final Issue” above. 2023 has proved to be a very difficult year for me brought on, I believe by a Covid booster jab in October 2022. It feels almost unbelievable that so far the doctors I’ve been seeing have been unable to discover why week by week I’ve grown weaker and weaker. One suggestion is that it’s simply that I’ve had too many birthdays! So I felt I had to decide to release myself from the commitment to produce a Newsletter every quarter as I’ve done for over twenty years now.

I hope I've done justice to this final issue of the Newsletter.  On page 1 you'll find my plans for the future. I'll carry on as long as I'm able! On page 2 there is an account of the life of the Enthusiasts' Club and on page 3 a brief history of the company that tries to put some perspective on the successes and failures of the Companyy. Pge 4 looks at some of the people who are preserving the Shelvoke & Drewry name. We have news of surviving vehicles on page 5, and a News Bulletin on page 6. I hope you'll enjoy this issue.

Brian Carpenter Editor 1st December 2023.

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Page 1. Future Plans for the Newsletter.

Page 3. A Brief History of te Compan



Page 4. Keeping the Name Alive in the 21st Century.

Page 5. Surviving SD Vehicles

Page 6. News Bulletin.

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Missed the last Newsletter? For Autumn 2023 CLICK HERE


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