Page 1.   Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Autumn 2018.


On Face book Colin Glendinning wrote:" It's such good news to see these lorries coming back to life and used as well, museums are all well and good but to see a working lorry in use is a whole different ball game. I realise it must be very expensive but people do it and all credit to them." He also remembered from the Salvage Squad TV programme the Line: " I wonder what Harry Shelvoke and James Drewry would think?" I think they'd be amazed, but also very pleased that their work is thought to be worth preserving.

What more could a cub scout wish for an a sunny summer’s evening? In July Chris Shelly Houghton and Terry Prince took two of their Shelvoke SPV fire appliances to their local cub scout pack’s “wet night”. Water and two fire engines – memories that will last a very long time I imagine.

On the weekend of 21st/22nd July again they took two of their SD’s to the Fire Service Preservation Group’s 50th anniversary show at Gaydon, YHV 187 T was presented with the trophy for Best Preserved Fire Engine. The trophy is proudly displayed in the photo bottom left. Congratulations on this award. Photos above courtesy of Terry Prince.

Two of Peter Johnston’s fleet of preserved SD’s took part in the Monalty road run on the 12th August. There’s more about GJD 12 N on page 2.

And finally a photo from September 2016. David Johnston drives the restored 1959 Fore & Aft tipper in the grounds of Stormont on the Half cabs & Bonnets run for pre 1965 vintage commercials. These two photos courtesy of Tommy Moore.


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