The Unofficial Shelvoke & Drewry Website.
Other Web Sites which may be of interest.
Photos & Video Clips
Broadway Gardens Letchworth.
Letchworth the first British Garden City, and the place where Shelvoke & Drewry was founded in 1922, is of considerable interest as an example of pioneering development of planned communities. Three Websites give information about the First Garden City:-
Letchworth Garden City. www.letchworthgardencity.net/
This site gives a history of the Garden City, books for sale, and links to other sites.
www.letchworth.com is the website of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and carries information about the First Garden City Heritage Museum at Norton Way South, Letchworth. The museum is well worth a visit.
Herts Memories records people's memories of living in the First Garden City and can be found on:- http://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/category/herts-history/towns-and-villages/letchworth_garden_city
Our Letchworth is a newer website where people are being invited to send in their memories. There is a "Work" section which includes memories of Shelvoke & Drewry. http://www.ourletchworth.org.uk/
SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF S&D ARE RECALLED ON WEBSITES:-
"Shelvok/Shelvoke/Shilvock One Name Study." http://creativegraces.net/genindex/shelvock/main.html
This is a website dedicated to the family history of the Shelvoke name. The Picture Gallery includes a photograph of the Tramocar at the Amberley Bus Museum, and a selection of trivia about Shelvoke & Drewry.
Tony Drewry, whose grandfather was James Drewry's brother, has some interesting material on : http://www.drewry.net/TreeMill/indiI066.html
ACCOUNTS OF OPERATING S&D VEHICLES CAN BE FOUND ON:-
Lisburn Council. www.lisburn.com/books/lisburn_miscellany/miscellany.html
Fred Kee, former Public Health Inspector at Lisburn, recalls the Council purchasing a S & D Freighter in 1928 to replace horses. Scroll down the opening page to "Preface."
DETAILS OF S&D VEHICLES APPEAR ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:-
The National Transport Museum of Ireland www.nationaltransportmuseum.org/backup.html
Mentions Shelvoke & Drewry on its Web page, and has two examples in its collection, but stored and not on display at present.
Web page about Southdown Company recalls that in 1938 the company bought the Worthing Tramocar Company using S & D's Tramocars.
Pictures from the archives of Commecial Motor Magazine. chrishodgetrucks.co.uk
500 pictures which change continually. You should find some S & D's there.
Video clips can be found on the YouTube Website. I believe that you need Broadband to view these. Go to:-
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ClassicRefuseTrucks and http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=RapidAssistant
www.bmiht.com This site houses the Nick Baldwin Collection which includes many items of interest to SD Enthusiasts.
www.letchworth.com The First Garden City Heritage Museum has an archive collection of material relating to Shelvoke & Drewry.
THE AMERICAN SCENE.
www.tigerdude.com/garbage/ Tiger produced this website of garbage trucks because no-one else had done so.
www.classicrefusetrucks.com Classic Refuse Trucks (CRT). The subject of this site is mechanical refuse collection equipment. Through photos and articles Eric Voytko hopes to show how the state of the art evolved from the most basic self-loading wagons into the modern high-compaction truck of the 21st century. Mostly, he hopes it is enjoyable to all, be you an enthusiast, industry professional or just a browser. The modern refuse trucks of today are surely safer and much more efficient, but many of us still have memories of interesting vehicles of yesteryear. At CRT, a non-profit website, the memories of the classics will live on. "This is a labor of love."
Vehicles appearing in films. http://home.btconnect.com/howejam/dadsarmy/motors/motors_film_dustcart.htm
A 1920's Epsom & Ewell Freighter appeared in the feature film of Dads' Army.
East Anglia Transport Museum. http://www.eatm.org.uk/eatm_010.htm
A 1935 Freighter was based at this Museum, but passed to a private owner in the summer of 2009. The Museum houses a 1938 Lacre Road Sweeper which was designed by James Drewry.
Amberley Bus Museum. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
A Replica Tramocar on freighter chassis is displayed at this Museum, and is regularly in operation.
LATIL Photo and details of a Latil 4 x 4 built 1938 Reg. No. BMO 154. From November 1932 S & D produced between 150 and 175 of the French Latil KTL tractors, until in 1937 production was transferred to the London based concessionaires. http://www.4wdonline.com/Latil/Latil01.html
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society www.hcvs.co.uk
Arranges the annual London to Brighton run in May and the Trans-Pennine run on the first Sunday in August.
Die cast Models. www.diecast.plus.com
This excellent site gives details and pictures of over 3,000 Diecast Models by Dinky, Gorgi, Matchbox, Husky etc.and includes a S & D Pakamatic. Simply type in "refuse truck" and you'll find details of the models.
A Model in kit form of the SD Freighter can be obtained from S&D Models of Burnham on Sea.
EBB 847 W
Private Collection in N.E. England. http://www.clavis.co.uk/Dennis/Index.htm
Two Shelvoke & Drewry Fire Tenders are pictured on this Web site. ETN 909 W is a SPV Emergency Tender, and EBB 847 W a Foam Tender. Don't be alarmed if using this link! The two Shelvokes share a home with a host of Dennis' appliances.
AIRPORT CRASH TENDERS.
Isle of Man Airport http://www.iom-airport.com/virtual/
The Fire Fighting page is under revision. Details of a Shelvoke Carmichael 'Jet Ranger' 2000 should appear when the page is available.
Spares for Crash Tenders http://www.ctsgloster.com/product.cfm
FOR SALE & WANTED.
Try this website: http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/truckads/shelvoke_and_drewry_refuse_collector.htm
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