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27.11.23   Assistant Eric Wallbank

The road less travelled – completing The Big Lap

The Australians call it The Big Lap. Highway 1, the road that runs all the way around the country. 9,000 miles, give or take a few. The longest highway within a single country, and some call it the longest continuous […]

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27.11.23   Steward Neil Sheath

A fantastic night for our aerospace engineer award winners

The annual Coachmakers’ Aerospace Industry Dinner was held on 16th November at Vintners’ Hall, where we were entertained by guest speakers Air Marshall Paul Lloyd CBE and Wing Commander Eoin Sands who delivered amusing speeches completely appropriate to our audience […]

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27.11.23   Renter Warden David Barrett

All the fun of the Lord Mayor’s Show

Thirty three Coachmakers, and their families and friends joined the Master and Clerk for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, where we were treated to sunshine and blue skies. Our entry in the procession, which leads from Bank to Aldwych, via […]

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27.11.23   Liveryman Andrew Try

Berkshire’s new Lord-Lieutenant is a Coachmaker

Andrew Try reports on his first month as Lord Lieutenant for the county of Berkshire. Lieutenants were first created by Henry VIII in 1545 to muster the county militias for the defence of the realm. They had powers to lead […]

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27.11.23   Past Master Martin Payne

Treat yourself to a Coachmaker card holder

Some may remember this table gift offered at the Banquet in 2017. They were kindly produced by the students at Capel Manor and all were taken by the diners. The card holders reflect the Livery’s colours in Coachmaker blue and gold. […]

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27.11.23   Liveryman David Burgess-Wise

An Adriatic incident in 1809

My great-great-great-grandfather James Wise must have been a man of some education, for he joined the Royal Navy in 1808, three years after the Battle of Trafalgar, as the Purser of HMS BUSTARD, a 16-gun sloop-of-war that had started life […]

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27.11.23   Freeman Nolan Newman

A petrolhead who’s passionate about sustainability

I am an engineer working in the zero emissions vehicle sector. I am also a long-term and committed petrolhead. Finally, and importantly, I am also passionate about sustainability and passing on the best possible future to my children’s generation and […]

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30.10.23   The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message October 2023

Warm greetings fellow Liverymen. I do hope you’re all well and tolerating this sudden change in the weather. I feel that a gentle shift into autumn would have been kinder, but I suppose we shouldn’t grumble, having enjoyed a wonderful […]

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