6. SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Winter 2018.
thought this photo was very attractive. It shows London Fire Brigade’s
SPV WY with a hydraulic platform Reg. No. GYW 665 W
on Lambeth bridge on a sunny 22nd February 1982. It was posted on
Facebook by Mark Kirk who wrote:- “It was part of a job lot of slides I
brought on eBay with copyright. I thought it was too good not to share.”
OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO FORMER EMPLOYEES.
Following on from announcements in the
autumn issue the following tributes have been received.
I have fond memories of both 'Bruvs’. I shall try to go to the funeral.
Kind regards, Malcolm Bates
Very sad news Brian . We are all getting older I am 70. As you said in your last email our ranks
fining. I last saw Jeffry just before Christmas at the local Morrisons
said he had been invited to spend Xmas with, I believe, his niece. He
suffering with bad arthritis in his fingers and we helped him to pack
I had been wondering why I had not seen him since, then mind you I only
see two or three times a year.
Regards David Potter
The newsletter brought back some memories too, I remember the
twins well, they were always very jovial.
the factory was shutting down we were taken down to the Icknield Way
works and told to skip everything, so I took my van down and crammed as
much as possible in there, the twins thought it was hilarious that
there was more in my van than the skip, and when I got back to
Blackhorse Road everyone had heard all about it, thanks to the
read the sad news that Bert Kerr has passed away. I was only thinking
of him yesterday . He taught me to weld, just like so many others. He
will be sadly missed. My thoughts go out to his family.
Nash sent in this interesting photo of two Model 82 Freightlifters at
Shannon Airport in Ireland unloading a Douglas C54A Skymaster (DC4)
aircraft. Note:- one of the Freightlifters has the Aer Lingus logo.
were the days.
SD demonstration driver Barrie Woods has written about his schoolboy
days and later when he was an avid train spotter. He says of the volume
“It is not intended as an autobiography, or a case history of the last
part of the British Railways steam era, but an attempt to combine the
two.” For me it is a fascinating account of a way of life that no
longer exists for young boys. I can supply details on how to obtain a
copy and a special discount for readers of this Newsletter.
Details can be found by
including how to obtain a copy and a special discount for readers of
|On 12th November I was delighted to welcome as the 300th member of the Facebook Group Douglas Warren.|
worked for the Company for just over 40 years as a maintenance
electrician, and was then made foreman for the maintenance department.
Facebook Group continues to create a great deal of interest. If you
have yet to look there, please do so. I think you'll enjoy it.
time ago, I can’t remember when, I suggested creating a virtual museum
featuring preserved SD vehicles. I think I was a bit ahead of
technology at the time. But now we have Kevin Farrington and Aled Jones
producing videos which I imagine was on their mobile phones of the
ex-Isle of Man Revopak which was ex-Oldham. I think it would be
possible to produce a video showing a preserved vehicle from all angles
and a demonstration of how it worked. This needs people with more
technical knowhow that I have. But I’d love to either add these videos
to this website or a separate website or perhaps simple links to
Youtube. Will anyone take up this project?
an interesting short video of a TY Pakamatic from Litchfield Council
from 1966 which is complete with hand washing facility. Go to:-
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:
issue:- Spring 2019 will be published on 1st March 2019