The SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter
  Volume 2 Issue 30                      Summer 2018

 Now in our Fifthteenth year of publication.

From the Editor.

In this issue I pay tribute to Bill Thornycroft who has died. Bill was instrumental in the creation of the replica Tramocar at the Amberley Museum and as such did a great service to this fascinating part of the history of the SD Freighter.  I've also been looking at some of the statistics behind SD's growth and have the usual news features.

Brian Carpenter 1st June 2018.


  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. Tony Amer Remembers.

Page 2. Facts & Figures behind SD's History.

Page 3. Bill Thornycroft - A Tribute.



Page 4. Bill Thorny Croft's Memories.

Page 5. News of Existing Vehicles.

Page 6. The Editor's Post Bag.


Production of this Newsletter is only possible through the kind way that people continue to contact me with news, photos etc., either by email, via facebook or by telephone. I am grateful for all the help I receive. In particular for this issue I wish to thank, Terry Price, Thomas Moore, Bob Bowker, Tony Amer, Pam & Terry Street and Peter Johnston. Also Bill Stiles and Michael Plunkett, friends of Bill Thornycroft, for details of Bill’s life.

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


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. It would be appreciated if you would make it plain should you not wish your correspondence to be published for whatever reason.

The next Newsletter will be on the Website by 1st  September 2018.




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