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02.07.18 John Kendall

Barbara Stockton accepts annual Carriage Driving Award

Once again, the British Driving Society’s annual show, staged this year on 24th June at the home of the Guard’s Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, in Windsor Great Park, gave the Livery the setting to present the annual Carriage Driving Award. […]


02.07.18   John Blauth

Cheers! to our gin winners

In May we asked you to display your wit and wisdom to win a bottle of Nicholson Original London Dry Gin. Thank you to all those who took part. The Venerable Ray Pentland CB was asked to be judge and jury […]

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02.07.18   Geoff Lancaster

Are you interested in historic vehicles?

Liveryman Geoff Lancaster is Director of The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. He is keen to update Liverymen who own, or are interested in, historic vehicles about the club, which exists […]

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02.07.18   Geoff Lancaster

Coachmakers make inspection of £23 million investment in RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum is making a major investment in its Hendon, London site, which is the subject of a £23 million overhaul, writes Liveryman Geoff Lancaster. Final touches are being put to the fabulous new buildings and exhibits […]

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02.07.18   Richard Robinson

Coachmakers’ inspection of Hook Norton dray wagon gets side tracked

On a perfect day in May, Coachmakers and guests met in the Cotswolds to tackle the arduous task of inspecting a dray wagon, owned and operated by the Hook Norton Brewery, writes Liveryman Richard Robinson. Nestled in the Cotswold hills, […]

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02.07.18   Lesley Upham

A Coachmaker in the city of canals

For the past eight weeks I have been on an extended visit to Venice, writes Assistant Lesley Upham. This trip has been many years in the planning as my husband Rod and I have explored the various sestieri (districts) to […]

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04.06.18   Tony Edwards and Martin Payne

A tribute to the Royal Air Force for 100 years of service to the nation

By 1st April 2018, the first independent air force in the world, the Royal Air Force, had given the United Kingdom and the free world 100 years of service. To mark this anniversary, the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach […]

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30.05.18   Cmdr Mark Leaning RN

Clerk’s notes May 2018

When last I wrote, the effects of the March winterettes were still very much in evidence and spring had not yet to fully sprung. What a difference a few weeks make. Having enjoyed the hottest ever early May Bank Holiday […]

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