Page 2.   SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Winter 2023.


The Club was formed in 2003 when once the Website, which was creaed in 2002, had attracted a sufficiebnt number of people.

The Club has held a number of successful events:-

On September 12th 2004 the first event organised by the SD Enthusiasts' Club was held at Letchworth  Hall Hotel's Arlington Suite, under the title 'SD Remembered'. This accommodates 200 people and all the tickets were sold with unfortunately a waiting list. A buffet supper was provided, memorabilia was displayed and seven preserved vehicles were on display.

In 2005 the Club were invited to attend the Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre at Old Warden (near Bigglewade)  on 17th & 18th September. A display tent was provided and eight preserved vehicles were displayed and driven into the parade ring each day. The event was had the title:- 'SD Celebrated'.

The 2006 event was more low key and was held at the Grange Community Centre, Letchworth Garden City, on 24th June. Just sixty people attended this event which consisted of
a buffet meal and display of memorabilia. Steve Jones brought his 1982 PN Revopak  over from the Isle of Wight for the event.

In 2009 the Club provided a stand at The Letchworth Garden City Industry Festival on 1st and 2nd August. Relatives of James Drewry also provided a display. The "1922" Freighter
 was on display.

In 2009 &  2010 preserved vehicles were displayed at the Southern Counties Historic Vehicles Preservation Trust's rallies at Edenbridge, Kent, in June.

In November 2011 in conjunction with the Enthusiasts' Club, former SD apprentice, Bob Bowker, organised a reunion lunch for former apprentices at the Letchworth Garden City Golf Club. [Shown above.] Former Managing Director, and an ex-SD apprentice, Stan Quin, addressed the gathering of over thirty former apprentices.

In 2022 we celebrated the Centenary of the founding of the company with a gathering in Letchworth, and assisted others in a display of vehicles at Gaydon, Warwickshire.

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