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Southdown Enthusiasts Club

The 'Southdown Enthusiasts Club' Publications 

Stocks of these publications are dwindling, therefore buy while available...

Back in 1990 we opened a model shop, and by 1992 we took on stock of all the titles published by The Southdown Enthusiasts Club, therefore satisfying regular orders for these publications, which in turn we became more of a transport bookshop in a small way similar to Eric Surfleet who had operated a book shop in Lancing. He had passed away a few years earlier being the only other similar outlet that carried such enthusiasts specialist publications locally. As sales increased we held a number of the titles that became 'out of print' as out of club stock, which some are still available here in this online store. 

During the years of our book shop we still attended some 30 events each year in Southern England promoting those publishers like this club at those events with membership forms. We closed the shop in 2000, having already started to move towards online retailing just as other book and models shops had or were closing around that time, many have since around the country. Auctions were a contributing factor to shop closures as was swapmeets or latterly called toy fairs, although vintage vehicle or the better rallies seem to keep enthusiasts interested in better numbers.

For a variety of business reasons, we as a family team, chose to cease being a stockist of publications from The Southdown Enthusiasts Club, therefore what stock remains is for online sales only. We no longer carry the remaining stock on our stall, as space is at a premium at all indoor events, with outside events we have enough stock otherwise to offer also wary of weather.

Dinnages have in addition a good number of titles long out of print, therefore offered to our online customers at a slightly premium price as any good book does incur, for those hard to find booklets, we would say almost exclusively. Occasionally the odd Southdown Enthusiasts Club booklet can be found at auction, however they are infrequent except for many of the annual fleet book, but rather overpriced considering its dated content.

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Our online store stock control is only a guide, so on occasions a booklet may show Out of Stock one day and back in the next, coming from our own book warehouse and showroom, not to be confused with as previously, a constant restock of current titles from any publisher. The obsolete stock, such as 'The Southdown Enthusiasts Club' have no longer any of these in stock themselves, unless they make a reprint at a later date. These are first editions anyway, so they would have to be a reprint or revised version. Many early publications were in 'typewriter' text, and as we say many First Editions of any publishers book obtain a premium against any later editions.

Recognition was noted within the club and from the former help and assistance the webmaster of this online store, & stallholder with family staff support, was given lifetime honorary membership of the club by the Chairman John Allpress. This was then withdrawn sometime around the 18th May 2009 after about a period of ten years, which then followed a less than full factual statement thereafter within Journal touching some issues over the Photo Circuit of the club, although never discussed by us in public. A right of reply had been published to readdress this balance on our pages however that has now been withdrawn as the topic has long been out of the public eye although never forgotten. We have always given great support to John Allpress and Alan Lambert for their undevoted attention to detail & voluntary (unpaid) work in creating the various club publications.

The family team of Dinnages can bring many more items of interest to enthusiasts in the forthcoming years, making sales in the future to better provide transport enthusiasts whether of Southdown, Brighton, or any other transport operator past or present, such as the exclusive photographs from our library and other potential publishing too.

The Maidstone & District and East Kent Bus Club also covers Stagecoach as an overlap with the Southdown club, although does cover more of the Kent based operators. In addition to their booklets, our photograph sales can be found five times a year on our stall at the MaidstoneVintageToyFair.co.uk Details can be found on the internet site for the location and dates or contact us for more information.

Our policy change does not affect our sales of the Maidstone & District and East Kent Bus Club publications which have since only taking these to stock in 2007 have increased in sales tremendously, with both ourselves and the club having to make reprints at more frequent intervals to satisfy demand, with the club wholeheartedly behind us promoting their book range to outside the club & its members on an otherwise exclusive basis.

A point to note that, the use of any logo, image or text taken from any of those publications listed is purely in order to assist in the sales of these publications just as other internet and online traders undertake to bring products of interest to potential buyers. Therefore this online shop is in no way whatsover part of, financially involved in, or in any direct assistance of the Southdown Enthusiasts Club and its publications or its photo circuit, therefore does not imply in any way such as 'passing off' for the club on this site if it might appear to be by any of the visiting public, therefore we claim only to use the images and name of the club in 'fair use' so as to sell the remains of our stock.

(This page info updated 29/1/2011 revised 4/12/2011, 19/10/2014)



Item Publisher/Supplier Item Name- Product Image Price
SECbadge-southdown Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown script lapel badge, Gold on Green

Southdown in script, lapel badge, Gold lettering on Green Size = 38mm x 25mm metal oval Maker = MBC Badge Company Produced for and on behalf of the...
Southdown script lapel badge, Gold on Green £2.50GBP

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SECFR1923 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1923

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1923 £4.50GBP

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SECFR1939 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1939

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1939 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club was the start...
Southdown Fleet & Routes 1939 £6.50GBP

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SECFR1949 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1949

Southdown Fleet & Routes 1949 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club followed the...
Southdown Fleet & Routes 1949 £5.99GBP

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SEC-DD Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Double Deckers 1946-1957

Southdown Double Deckers 1946-1957 £12.50GBP

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SEC-DD Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Changing Colours April 1981

Southdown Changing Colours - April 1981 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club was to...
Southdown Changing Colours April 1981 £15.00GBP

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SEC-SS Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Survivors - Preserved former company vehicles

Southdown Survivors - Preserved former company vehicles £1.95GBP

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SEC-OMH Southdown Enthusiasts Club

One Mans Horsham - Southdown Buses in the Horsham Area

One Mans Horsham - Southdown Buses in the Horsham Area £12.50GBP

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SECTT01 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Collection of Timetable Leaflets 1948

Southdown Collection of Timetable Leaflets 1948 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts...
Southdown Collection of Timetable Leaflets 1948 £3.60GBP

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SECDS01 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Destination Screens Number 1

Southdown Destination Screens Number 1 £3.00GBP

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SECDS02 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Destination Screens Number 2

Southdown Destination Screens Number 2 - A photographic record Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This follow on booklet published by the...
Southdown Destination Screens Number 2 £2.00GBP

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SECDS03 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Destination Screens Number 3

Southdown Destination Screens Number 3 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club provides...
Southdown Destination Screens Number 3 £3.00GBP

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SECDS04 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Destination Screens Number 4

Southdown Destination Screens Number 4 Published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club This booklet published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club provides...
Southdown Destination Screens Number 4 £2.50GBP

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SFH-00 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

Southdown Fleet History - Select Any Part 1-13

All parts 1 to 13 Use the Contact Us form to ask about these in detail for content & which req. Southdown Motor Services Fleet History Parts 1 to...
Southdown Fleet History - Select Any Part 1-13 £1.00GBP

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Max: 13
SECFLB Southdown Enthusiasts Club

SEC Fleet Lists

Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Lists An annual pocket fleet book covering the current fleets of; Stagecoach South East, in Sussex, Hampshire &...
SEC Fleet Lists £1.50GBP

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SECM-000 Southdown Enthusiasts Club

SEC Miscellany - The series

SEC Miscellany - The series £1.00GBP

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