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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24 The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message March 2024

Greetings fellow Liverymen. It seems ages since we last spoke. For a change, let me tell you a little about life before becoming Master Coachmaker. When I was chair of the 350+ Committee, one of our first actions, leading to […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Freeman David Barzilay

A letter from the Deputy Editor – March 2024

In a few days it will be officially British Summer Time, although I am sure you will agree it has not seemed much like it in recent weeks. It has also been the end of the tax year so let’s […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   The Clerk

Clerk’s Notes – March 2024

On 29th March 1920, HMS HOOD was commissioned at Rosyth. She was the heaviest and longest RN warship at the time, and the RN’s 16th and last battlecruiser. A high proportion of her first ship’s company was made up of […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   The Clerk

In memory: Past Master Jeffrey Rose CBE

Following the death of Past Master Jeffrey Rose CBE on 16th December 2023, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 11.30am at: St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU This will be followed by […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Assistant Giles Taylor

Meet the Team: The Automotive Charity Sub-Committee

The Automotive Charity Sub-Committee supports highly talented young people during their university studies and apprenticeship certifications with six award funds extending over three fields of activity: • Vehicle design – Bachelors’ and Masters’ Design degree students. • Automotive and motorsport […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Assistant Lyn Litchfield

A joyful celebration and a glimpse of a challenging future – a report from the Automotive Industry Livery Dinner

21st March was a fine day. The Coachmakers celebrated by presenting its distinguished automotive industry awards and bursaries to some of the finest and brightest young people at the company’s livery dinner at Carpenters’ Hall. These awards include: the Motor […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   The Clerk

Talent recognised with the Master Certificate Scheme

Pictured above, from left: Freeman John Pitchforth (representing Apprentice Joseph Frankum who couldn’t be there), Journeyman Lewis Brooks, the Master Coachmaker, and Master Mark Taylor On 11th March 2024, in the Egyptian Hall of Mansion House, the Lord Mayor presented […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Renter Warden David Barrett

A full house at the United Guilds Service 2024

Pictured above, from left: Assistant Lyn Litchfield, Junior Warden Mark Broadbent, The Clerk Commander Mark Leaning RN, The Master Bettine Evans, Senior Warden Stephen Fitz-Gerald, and Renter Warden David Barrett The 80th annual United Guilds Service was held on Friday […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   The Lord Mayor of London

Lord Mayor’s Bulletin March 2024

I send this bulletin to you exactly 18 weeks into my mayoralty – just over a third of the way through my year in office. It’s been an honour to serve you for the last 126 days and I’m proud […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Renter Warden David Barrett

Congratulations to the presumptive Lord Mayor

Congratulations to Alderman Alastair King DL, Liveryman Coachmaker and Lord Mayor presumptive 2024-25 (subject to election), who was married on Saturday 9th March to his fiancée Florence Walker. The ceremony took place at St Lawrence Jewry and was supported by […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Assistant Eric Wallbank

Inspiring young minds at the London Careers Festival 2024

The Coachmakers recently took part in the annual Livery Careers Fair, which gives Livery Companies the opportunity to connect with students from schools in the Greater London area to inform, engage and enthuse them about careers in our core trades […]

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Coachlines - March 2024

29.03.24   Steward Neil Sheath

Aerospace university award winners announced

The latest aerospace university awards for the current livery year have been made and the students have all received their award funds which will make a real difference in helping them to complete their projects and their studies to a […]

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