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03.04.20 The Master Richard Charlesworth MVO

Master’s message 6th April 2020

We hope the increasing regularity of Coachlines will help you feel connected with your Livery in these strange times. Sadly, as each day passes future social occasions fall by the wayside, though we continue to postpone rather than cancel wherever […]


02.04.20   The Clerk

Clerk’s Notes for 6th April

As I write it is Day 9 of the new “normal” but I am pleased to report that gin reserves remain reassuringly sufficient and a recent re-supply of Cooper’s marmalade has restored equilibrium to the breakfast table. I sincerely hope […]

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02.04.20   Liveryman Chris Mann

Future fuel? It’s elementary

According to Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the meaning of life, the universe and everything was 42, writes Liveryman Chris Mann on behalf of Bodyshop magazine. However, as I discovered at a conference for Guild of […]

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02.04.20   Honorary Assistant John Blauth

It has happened before… and will again

“On hearing ill rumour that Londoners may soon be urged into their lodgings, I looked upon the street to see a gaggle of striplings, no doubt spreading the plague. Not a care had these rogues for the health of their […]

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02.04.20   Past Master Martin Payne

The only constant is change

To maintain safety in the air worldwide, air traffic control (ATC) plays a significant role. Modern ATC systems use satellite tracking; but 100 years ago, it all began at Croydon Airport, writes Past Master Martin Payne. In the November 2004 […]

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02.04.20   Worshipful Company of Lightmongers

Shining a light of hope across London in tribute to the NHS

The Shard in the City of London, lit up in recognition of the tireless efforts of our NHS workers, by all the Lightmongers at Armadillo Lighting. Photograph: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Live News

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02.04.20   Lesley Upham

Share a story

Please submit any articles you would like to share with your fellow members or recommend a book or film to help fill the isolation days. Maybe you have found a great online learning or exercise site? Then please send in […]

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20.03.20   The Clerk

Clerk’s notes March 2020

I understand that the Chinese are fond of saying: “May you live in interesting times.” – which is ironic given the current global situation. And having suffered the B-word for more than three years we are now being plagued by […]

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