2. SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Summer 2018.
S&D in Numbers.
in the Spring issue of the Newsletter I reported on three orders
S&D received in 1965 it prompted me to seek out further financial
information about the Company.
first information I have is from a brochure from 1926. The standard SD
freighter without a body or driver’s canopy sold for £445.00 (
£24,875.00 in today’s terms) with a canopy £15.00 extra (i.e. £ 837.00
The basic SD Freighter.
Photo:- courtesy Malcolm Easton.
Commercial Motor Magazine archives I’ve found that in 1928 orders from
Pontypool, Harwich, Croydon, Ilford and Guilford were priced at around
£610 ( £35,136.00 today).
On to October 1960.On
28th October 1960 Commercial Motor Magazine reported on orders obtained
by S&D from Rowley Regis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Southall costing
between £2,500.00 and £3,400.00 each (Today £ 53,500.00 to £72,760.00)
unfortunately no information is given about the type of vehicle. In
contrast a Karrier Gamecock for Ipswich was priced at £ 2,292.00
A TY Pakamatic for Tadcaster c 1960 On
3rd April 1982 Commercial Motor announced the first Shelvoke Dempster
Dumpmaster for Drinkwater Sabey mounted on an 8x4 Volvo F7 chassis of
30 tons gvw. Shelvokes were quoting a delivery of three months and a
price of around £50,000.00 (£176,500 in today’s terms).
Photo supplied by Chris Yeadon.
The First Dempster Dumpmaster FEL.
Possibly the first Dempster Dumpmaster FEL.In
1941 S&D reported a profit for the previous year of £42,278.00
(£2,173,089.00 today) compared to the previous year’s profit of
£6,963.00 (£417,780.00 today)
1969 the pre-tax profit was announced as £481,200.00 (£7,651,080.00
today). This compared to £663,145.00 (£11,074,521.00) for the previous
in his 1969 Annual Report Morris Davenport points out that Butterfield
group company Shelvoke and Drewry Ltd. recently received a contract
from Glasgow Corporation for a fleet of 56 vehicles "which is not only
the fifth repeat order from this municipality but is also understood to
be the largest single order ever placed for refuse collecting vehicles.”
This J Reg TY Revopak for Malling R.D.C. dates from 1970/71