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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24 The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message June 2024

Good day fellow Coachmakers. I do hope you are all well and enjoying this wonderful taste of summer. As usual, so much has happened since we last spoke. My husband and I managed to escape to Scotland for a few […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Assistant Lyn Litchfield

A letter from the Editor – June 2024

Dear readers, This June, we commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. It was one of the most humbling moments in my life, facing Omaha Beach, with the American Cemetery behind me. The beach was golden, the white crosses […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   The Clerk

Clerk’s Notes – June 2024

And now, the end is near, and so I’ll face the final curtain. But not yet. And as this is only my penultimate Coachlines I shall retain the more traditional approach. On 28th June 1977, the Silver Jubilee Review of […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Assistant Graeme Hunt & Liveryman Alastair Boyes

Meet the Team: Sports Section – Golf and Shooting

Pictured above: Secretary Alex Wrighton and Captain Graeme Hunt, planning strategy for further golfing events Golf has been an integral part of the Coachmakers’ sporting arena for many years, and we have many associations with other Livery Companies as well, […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Liveryman Nick Lyford

Our support for Heritage Skills apprentices

Each year the Charity Committee allocates funds to support five young apprentices from the Heritage Skills Academy (HSA). (More about the Academy itself in a future edition of Coachlines). The bursaries made are primarily for travel and subsistence when on […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Aaron MacLeod

Aerospace scholarship winner achieves CAA licence

My name is Aaron MacLeod and I am originally from the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. In 2023, I was fortunate to be jointly awarded the Aerotron scholarship along with Bradley Hamilton in the livery year […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Steward David Manchester

Join us for the Commandant’s Parade – Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

The Master invites you to join her to spectate at the Commandant’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst on Wednesday 7th August. The Sovereign’s Parade marks the end of an Officer Cadet’s time at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Liveryman John Fuggles

A tribute to Sir Stirling Moss OBE

In a world where motorsport is all about records, it is often easy to overlook some of the best talent because they achieved so much without ticking off record after record. Of all these, Sir Stirling Moss OBE was perhaps […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Liveryman Peter Dias

Airborne with the RAF

On Friday 31st May 11 lucky Coachmakers who were picked out of the ‘hat’ travelled to RAF Brize Norton on a lovely sunny day to witness the skill of the pilots in one of our affiliated services. Of the 11, […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Honorary Assistant Richard Robinson

A private tour of the Inner Temple Gardens and Temple Church

The Master, accompanied by 17 Liverymen and their guests had a wonderful tour of one of London’s greatest hidden gems, steeped in history but still serving a key function today. The Inner Temple has existed since the 14th century and, […]

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Coachlines - June 2024

28.06.24   Renter Warden David Barrett

Coachspotting: A surviving Berlin coach built in the first half of the 18th century

Your Renter Warden’s travel recently took him to the Château d’Eu, Le Treport, in France, a former royal residence in the Seine-Maritime department, in Normandy. The Château stands in the centre of the town and was built in the 16th […]

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Coachlines - May 2024

31.05.24   The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message May 2024

Well, what a busy time it has been since I wrote my last message. An exciting development at the end of last month was the confirmation of our new Clerk for the next Livery year. As you know, our gallant […]

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