Page 6.   SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Summer 2018.



Pam & Terry Street have written:- “Hope you are well we love receiving your quarterly  SD news letters. We have sad news that Eileen De la Mare  passed away on the 10th March 2018 after a short illness. When she worked at SD she was Eileen Hill and was in the Accounts department with us for many years, we meet for coffee once a month with other SD employees and she will be sadly missed by us. Thanks again for your hard work Pam & Terry Street.

We offer our condolences to Eileen’s family.

Bob Bowker a former SD apprentice has written:-

Over the week end I was in Hitchin to attend an Old Boys reunion at my old school which went off well. On my return I went via the Codicote Road, passing the place where my brother had a business, out in open countryside, which has alongside it a massive Car and Lorry dump. [Rush Green Motors?] I noticed on passing the dump the top of a mast which I knew could be a SD Fork Truck Fork Truck so turned round and took the pictures enclosed.

I remember working on this model all those years ago when I was an Apprentice in the works. I'm sure from the state of it It's been in the dump for years. It's in a bit of a state but basically all there. Would you think anybody may like to do a restoration job on it?

This looks to me like a Model 82 Freightlifter. Editor.


Peter Johnston, Chairman of McCreath Taylor Ltd., has informed me that following on from the successful Waste Management Exhibition that he organised in 2017 an Exhibition will take place again this year at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn on 25th & 26th September. The exhibition this year will include municipal vehicles and plant,waste handling equipment, water, fire prevention and equipment, health & safety, recycling and industrial cleaning. Last year his preserved Shelvoke PN with Norba body was a feature of the exhibition.

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]

Next issue:- Autumn 2018 will be published on 1st September 2018.

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