Page 4.   SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Summer 2022.


GAYDON 11th & 12th JUNE.

Sadly circumstances were against the organisers of the SD Display at Gaydon this weekend which only attracted four SD vehicles. At least two vehicles suffered mechanical issues which prevented their attendance. In addition co-organiser, Peter Johnston, has recently suffered ill health and so none of his splendid collection of preserved SD’s were able to come over from Northern Ireland. We assure Peter that he is in our thoughts and we are hoping for a speedy resolution to his health problems. However the other co-organiser, Malcolm Bates, brought the Folkestone “1922” Freighter, along with the Freighter a Latil Traulier came on a low loader. This dates from 1936 and in all probability was one of those manufactured by S&D. Steve Jones travelled from the Isle of Wight with his carefully maintained PN Revopak whilst Chris and Terry Prince brought their immaculate WX ex-London Fire Brigade Pump Escape. In addition Dennis Eagle displayed a preserved refuse collector and a 1914 lorry. It wasn’t the large display the organisers had hoped to put on, but the smaller display illustrated something of the variety of products SD produced. Throughout the time the display created a great deal of interest with, naturally, the Freighter being a unique example of the James Drewry’s ingenious design. The photo gives the flavour, I think, of a very enjoyable weekend. My thanks to Peter Johnston and Malcolm Bates for organising this display to celebrate the centenary of the founding of S&D.

Malcolm Easton donated this 
Dartington Crystal vase. A similar engraved one (without the Fruit!) was presented at Gaydon for the ‘Best in Show’ surviving SD vehicle at the event to Terry Prince the owner of ex-London Fire Brigade's SPV WX Pump Esdcape Reg. No. YHV 187 T. The engraving showed an early SD Freighter and was inscribed:-

For the “best in show” Shelvoke & Drewry vehicle

at the British Motor Museum Show on 12th June 2022

Presented by Malcolm Easton, grandson of the co- founder,

James Sidney Drewry

on the Centenary of the formation of the Company.



Page revised 14th June 2022.

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