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Coachlines - May 2024

31.05.24   Freeman David Barzilay

A letter from the Deputy Editor May 2024

This month’s Coachlines sees an eclectic range of stories and articles, which only go to show how diverse and interesting the Livery Company and its members are. This month in the Meet the Team section, we look at the Coachmaker’ […]

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Coachlines - May 2024

31.05.24   The Clerk

Clerk’s Notes – May 2024

“An excellent evening.” “It really couldn’t have been better. Well done!” “What a splendid, perfect evening- one of the best banquets!” “Truly memorable and enjoyable.” “A terrific evening.” These are just some of the kind words that have been received […]

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Coachlines - May 2024

31.05.24   The Clerk

In memory – Liveryman John Woollatt

Liveryman John Woollatt passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the beginning of May.  He joined the Company in January 2001 and was an active golfer who supported the Coachmakers’ golf team for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with […]

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31.05.24   Assistant Clerk Lt Cdr Rachel Firth

An event of many moving parts – The Coachmakers’ Banquet 2024

Pictured above: Bristol Scout 1264 on display in the Great Hall They say that it is difficult to live with a creative genius. I’ve never had to face that challenge, but the Clerk does have his moments, writes the Assistant […]

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31.05.24   PM Ian Smith

Meet The Team – the Livery Trustees

The Trustees of the Company have the general responsibility for ensuring its charitable objectives are met and advising the Court in that regard. The Trustees have particular responsibility for ensuring the charity accounts and charitable work of the Livery fully […]

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31.05.24   Liveryman Nick Lyford

Concours of Elegance, Hampton Court Palace 2024

Pictured above: Our previous gathering in September 2022 The 2024 Concours of Elegance will take place from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September at Hampton Court Palace, once again bringing a selection of 60 of the rarest cars from […]

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31.05.24   Liveryman Nick Lyford

Coachmakers tour in 2025 to the Schlumph Collection via Champagne

Following on from the success of the trip to Paris to see the Retromobile exhibition, Liverymen Nick Lyford and Simon Gurney (colloquially known as L+G Tours!) will be arranging a car tour in the spring of 2025 through France to […]

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31.05.24   Liveryman Martin Derrick

Pattenmakers lift the Prince Arthur Cup

On a thankfully dry day on 16th May, teams from 42 Livery Companies met at Walton Heath to compete in the prestigious Prince Arthur Cup competition, writes Liverymen Martin Derrick. Walton Heath, a former Ryder Cup venue that last year […]

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31.05.24   Liveryman Alastair Boyes

Annual Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon shoot

The annual Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot took place at the prestigious West London School, near Northolt over two days, 15-16th May. The course was shot over 12 stands, some targets replicating game birds and others decidedly technical in presentation, meaning […]

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31.05.24   Liveryman Martin Derrick

Coachmakers’ visit to the Submarine Museum at Gosport

On 24th April, Coachmakers and their guests learned first hand from the former Captain of one of the Royal Navy’s nuclear attack submarines what it was like dicing with Russian submarines in the Barents Sea. And what the reaction was […]

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31.05.24   Renter Warden David Barrett

Civic appointments 2024

The closing date for formal nominations for two Shrieval candidates is 1st May and has now passed. There were only two nominations received and accepted by the City’s Electoral Officer. The Court of Aldermen has declared its support for Alderman […]

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31.05.24   Honorary Assistant Lesley Upham

Behind the scenes at the M Shed in Bristol

On a recent visit to the M Shed in Bristol, a wonderful museum devoted to the history and people of the city, I had a chance to look behind the scenes at the museum. It was an eclectic mix of […]

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