The SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter

   Volume 2 Issue 51                     Autumn 2023

 In Publication since 2003.

From the Editor.

I was delighted to see the slide rule described on page 2. I only knew that SD produced these from the Kaleidoscope book and it was so good to be able to get a better idea of the innovation. On page 1 I describe four photos I’ve received about the remarkable Freighter, which was the reason for the formation of Shelvoke & Drewry Ltd. I was pleased to be able to pay tribute to Mrs. Freda Tassell who died recently. She had a truly remarkable career at S&D. There are many other news articles here and again I’m grateful to all those people who send in the information that I’m able to use. I hope you enjoy the Newsletter.

Brian Carpenter 1st  September 2023.

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 Page 1  Some interesting SD Freighters.

Page 2 The Last Days of the
Horse Drawn Dustcart.

 Page 3 Mrs. Freda Tassell

Page 4 The Model Scene.
Page 5. News of Surviving SD Vehicles.

Page 6 The Editor's Page.

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Will correspondents please note that the editor reserves the right to shorten letters or e-mails submitted for publication, and to edit them to provide greater clarity. All reasonable steps will be taken to try to ensure that the meaning in the letter, or e-mail, remains unaltered. The editor can not accept responsibility for the accuracy of correspondent's memories, nor his own memories. Often we are looking back over many years, and our memories of an event may well vary.  

The next Newsletter will be on the Website by 1st December 2023.



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