The Unofficial Shelvoke & Drewry Website.
This website was first created in the early summer of 2002, to preserve the name and history of Shelvoke & Drewry Ltd., of Letchworth, Hertfordshire. U.K. who were manufacturers of municipal vehicles for almost 70 years.
It is entirely the work of the author, but I unreservedly acknowledge my debt to Nick Baldwin and William Negus for their book Kaleidoscope of Shelvoke & Drewry (Marshall Harris & Balwin Ltd., 1980). The authors of that volume were able to draw upon memories of those who remembered the early days of the foundation of Shelvoke & Drewry in 1922, and so it has become an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to learn about S&D.
As a result of this website the Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club was formed as a means of contact between all those with an interest in the company. I hope you find the information you are seeking here. If not please e-mail me, and I'll help if I can. Additional information about Shelvoke & Drewry is always very welcome.
E-mail address:- pinnerboy [at] btinternet.com
The pages of the website can be found by clicking on the sections below.
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Total "hits" since counting started September 2002 = 31,544 Total for 2007 :- 1,869 Total for 2008 :- 2,605 Total for 2009 :- 2,710 Total for 2010 :- 2,985 Total for 2011 :- 2,307 Total for 2012:- 2,504 Total for 2013:- 2,319 Total to date for 2014:- 322
Website last updated 27th February 2014.
An easily printable 4 page A4 shortened version of the newsletter has been added to the website in response to requests by readers. This should open automatically with Adobe Reader. If you have any problems please let me know.
I suggest you print page 2 on the back of page 1 and page 4 on the back of page 3.
The Shelvoke & Drewry Factory in Icknield Way, Letchworth.