Page 6. SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Spring 2023.
THE WAY THINGS WERE IN THE 1950’s.
In August Campbell Spence posted in Facebook this delightful photo of an SD ‘W’ type with Chelsea type body, at work in Broughton Ferry, Dundee, Scotland. Pablo Raybound had found this slide among a number he was researching for other purposes.
LOOK WHAT I’VE GOT!
Kilby sent in this photo of a printer’s block that his father, Tom
Kilby, brought home from Shelvoke’s for him to play with over 60
years ago. It was used to print an advertising brochure for the ‘W’
type Fore & Aft tipper seen below. A reminder of how printing technology has moved on.
I liked this photo of an SPV WY Hydraulic Platform in service in Leicestershire sent in by Alan Warden.
ALL CHANGE IN ICKNIELD WAY.
I am told that shortly the remaining part of the S&D works in Icknield Way is to be cleared for housing. This will include the demolition of the final office block built on the site. How sad that Ebenezer Howard’s vision of a Garden City providing homes for those working in Letchworth’s manufacturing industries is steadily losing all the companies that brought wealth to the town.
FACEBOOK GROUP MEMBERSHIP.
are currently 944
members of the SD Enthusiast’s’ Club Facebook Group. Unfortunatey only a very small proportion post news items or comments.
As usual my thanks are due to all those who have sent in news items and photos. I have tried to acknowledge your contribution in the text of this Newsletter.
Brian - Editor.
The Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter is published four times a year on 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. Items for inclusion may be e-mailed to me at: pinnerboy[at]btinternet.comNext issue:- Winter 2023 will be published on 1st December 2023.