The SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter
  Volume 2 Issue 40                     Winter 2020

 Now in our Eighteenth year of publication.

From the Editor.

We’ve another bumper six page issue for you again. The series about SD Freighter for Commercial use continues and Barrie Woods has written the first of a series of articles with his memories of working as a Demonstrator Driver. I felt that SD Enthusiasts deserved a more accurate account of  the Welfreighter submersible than that provided by Malcolm Bates in Volume 11  of the Vintage Roadscene Archive series, so I asked Tom Colville to write for us. Tom has spent many years carrying out research into the craft and has been saddened at the amount of false information that is circulating. Plus the usual new items etc.


Brian Carpenter Editor 1st December 2020.

  A shortened version of the Newsletter is also available as a pdf file for easy printing - if you want a paper copy CLICK HERE




Page 1. The Welfreighter Submersible.

Page 3. Barrie Woods Remembers.


Page 4. Of Special Interest to Former SD Employees.

Page 5. News of SD Vehicles.

Page 6. The Editor's  Page

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The SD Enthusiasts' Club Magazine is published four times per year - 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December.


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