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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Honorary Assistant Lesley Upham

Fundraising – the ball has started to roll

Following our Coachlines update last month the Fundraising Committee has been busy commencing the first tranche of contact activities. Members received a letter, an email and fundraising leaflet from the Master. This communication was followed by a call from a […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Liveryman Richard Haycocks

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight – a day out for all the family – 30th June 2024

The Shuttleworth Collection is the proud home of a variety of airworthy aircraft, including the world’s oldest aircraft and the oldest British aircraft still flying today. It is also the home of a great collection of iconic racers, warbirds, civilian […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Liveryman Simon Gurney

Swan Upping on the Thames

A date for your diary: Tuesday 17th July 2024. Come and join us for a historic tradition on the River Thames. Guests are welcome. More the merrier. The tradition of Swan Upping has its roots in the 15th century when […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Liveryman Alastair Boyes

A grand day out at Honisberie

The Honesberie Shooting School in Warwickshire hosted a small team of Coachmakers and friends on the morning of 17th February. Prior to shooting, the staff at Honesberie put on a delicious range of breakfast rolls, tea and coffee. The team […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Freeman David Barzilay

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 returns to Coniston

Pictured above: Gina Campbell, daughter of Donald Campbell CBE, and Freeman David Barzilay with the Bluebird Donald Campbell was fatally injured in his hydroplane Bluebird K7 while attempting the world water speed record on Coniston Water on 7th January 1967, […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Junior Warden Mark Broadbent

Restoration of a 1901 Ralli Car

Picture above: The restored Ralli Car I often find myself having to advise potential customers that the cost of a complete restoration project may well exceed the actual value of the carriage, writes Junior Warden Mark Broadbent. Therefore any added […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message February 2024

Greetings fellow Coachmakers. I do hope your feet have not become webbed as mine have, since we appear to have entered the monsoon season. Having been soaked literally to the skin four times whilst carrying out my Masterly duties, I […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   Assistant Lyn Litchfield

Editor’s letter February 2024

Dear readers, Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dragon. Amongst 12 Zodiac animals in the Chinese horoscope, the dragon is the only mythical creature. People have mixed feelings towards it, many believe it’s a year of uncertainty, […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   The Clerk

Clerk’s notes – February 2024

Reading through the weighty tome entitled: The Royal Navy Day By Day, I was not surprised to find fewer entries than normal for the day of 29th February. However, during the Egyptian and Sudanese Wars of 1882 and 1884-1885, Captain […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   The Clerk

Enter the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 Prize Draw

To maximise your opportunity to win one of five fabulous prizes in the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 Prize Draw, tickets are now available to purchase online. For those who are unable to attend the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 to be held on […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   Steward Neil Sheath

Meet the Team – Steward Neil Sheath and the Aerospace Awards Sub-Committee

To start off, a little about me and where I came from, writes Steward Neil Sheath. I joined the Royal Air Force back in 1981, attending the RAF College at Cranwell straight from school and onwards to pilot training, eventually […]

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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24   Assistant Giles Taylor

Automotive bursary winners 2024 announced

Each year, the Automotive Charity Sub-Committee, led by Assistant Giles Taylor, awards two bursaries to talented young design students studying at the Royal College of Art in London, and Coventry University. Both the RCA and Coventry offer courses in automotive […]

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