Page 5.   SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Summer 2022.


Celebrating the Centenary of the Foundation of Shelvoke & Drewry Ltd.

There are Four events planned to celebrate the founding of S&D in 1922 this year:-

Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire - A Grand Display of Preserved SD Vehicles. [see page 4.]


Saturday 3rd December in Belfast - A Road Run followed by a display in the Titanic Quarter.

Sunday 25th September at the Broadway Hotel, Letchworth Garden City - SD 100 A Celebration Event.


Monday 26th September until 30th November - An Exhibition at the Museum at One Garden City, Broadway, Letchworth.




I have been advised of this event in Belfast on 3rd September and details will be available nearer the date. The photo shows the Titanic Museum located in the Belfast docks area.


  Tickets are selling well for this event at the Broadway Hotel, Letchworth Garden City. The event will be similar to the SD Remembered event of September 2004 and we think the additional features that we are planning will be attractive. Tickets priced at 20.00 per person are on sale please email:-  pinnerboy@btinternet.com for details.

Former SD Employees will no doubt regard the event as an opportunity to meet up with work colleagues, but we feel the event will be of a wider interest. A buffet supper will be provided and a licenced bar will be open throughout the event.


There will be a display of material from the SD Archive that has never previously been exhibited, including:

  • original photo books and publicity brochures

  • very rare photos from the Garden City Collection

  • the Medals Board from the Reception Area at the Icknield Way

  • two superb models on loan from their museum homes (the Welfreighter submersible – subject to negotiation, and a ‘W’ type with Chelsea body)

  • four amazing models created from thousands of matchsticks by an SD Demonstration Driver

  • memorabilia, souvenirs, and mementos from many ex-employees

  • information boards featuring some of the people who made the company what it was and Top Ten of the most outstanding achievements of the company

  • audio visual displays including the company’s promotional film from the 1970’s


Please could you help us by informing any former SD employees with whom you have contact about this event, or anyone with an interest in the Company.


This Exhibition is a combined project between the Museum at One Garden City and the SD Enthusiasts’ Club. A small Organising Committee have given invaluable assistance in planning the above two events. The Exhibition will be open for guests to the SD 100 event on 25th September.


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