4. Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club
Newsletter - Spring 2019.
NEWS OF THE FACEBOOK GROUP.
Warnock sent in this photo of an SD WY Turn table ladder YVN 67 Y that
was based at Harrogate fire station with North Yorkshire fire and
rescue. The ladders were transferred from an AEC appliance and
fitted to the SD cab and chassis. On seeing this photo Ronnie
Farrington wrote:- “I remember that a turntable ladder came to Manchester S D depot. I think gear box problems were discovered on a pre delivery inspection.”
On 3rd January Gary Ravensclaw Canham posted:- "I
will have to sell my appliance, as having a change of direction in
life. Not in a rush but if anyone is interested, please contact me. I
want it to go to someone who will not scrap it for parts, as is my fear
if it goes on eBay. Registration number. RAB 498P." This 1976 SPV fire
appliance is thought to be the only surviving one of this type. The Friendliest Facebook Group?
3rd January I posted:- “Harry Wright has written: "This is definitely
the friendliest of the groups to which I belong." Just for fun I
created a poll of our members asking :- "Do you agree with Harry?" I
can’t say that I had an overwhelming endorsement of the friendliness of
this group, but eleven members of the Group kindly agreed with Harry’s
remark and four others agreed that the Group is in the top three.
membership now stands at 191 due to the fact that 23 members were
deleted when Facebook advised that they had never visited the page, all
of these were joined very early in the life of the group. The Group has
now been in existence for three years and I now receive far more
communications through Facebook than by email.
A Surviving PT.
A Very Unusual SPV Product.
Rees has sent in further details of the PN chassis/cab shown above that
he bought at auction at the end of last year. It was first registered
on 27th March 1991 with the Reg. No. H 680 BHS which is a Glasgow
Clifford posted two photos recently which were taken at the Institute
of Waste Management Conference at Torbay in the 1990's. They showed the
recycling vehicle created from the SPV aircraft loader. Does anyone
know what happened to this vehicle e.g. was it sold or simply scrapped
when SD ceased production?