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15.04.21 Honorary Assistant Lesley Upham, Editor Coachlines

Liverymen ‘meet’ for a swift half


Not one for letting the pandemic get in the way of a good yarn in the pub, last month the Master virtually propped up the bar of The Alford Arms at Frithsden, near Hemel Hempstead. Raising a glass with 17 local liverymen who took the opportunity to forge relationships with neighbours and exchange news and views on topics which generally engage Coachmakers.

Such was the success of the event The Master is now undertaking a progression around the country linking clusters of members who may not have realised they have a fellow Coachmaker on their doorstep. On Friday 23rd April at 12:00 midday the Master will be virtually raising a glass at The Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil with Coachmakers from Somerset, Devon and Dorset. Known locally as “a proper pub” serving great food this public house was one of the stopping places of the Quicksilver Mail Coach.

Then by the magic of Zoom at 1pm the Master will be getting in the first round for Hampshire members at The Still and West, a stunning Grade II listed pub in Old Portsmouth.

The dates and counties are as follows:

Devon/Dorset/Somerset at 12-1pm – 23rd April 2021
Hampshire at 1-2pm – 23rd April 2021
Bucks at 12-1pm 30th – April 2021
Warwickshire at 1-2 pm – 30th April 2021
Cheshire/Gloucestershire at 12-1pm – 7th May 2021
Essex/Kent at 1-2pm – 7th May 2021
Oxon/Surrey at 12-1pm – 14th May 2021
London at 1-2pm – 14th May 2021

If you live in any of these areas look out for future invites for a virtual swift half at a watering hole near you.