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15.04.19 The Clerk

Clerk’s notes April 2019

Easter is on the horizon so please note that the Clerk’s office will be closed from Friday 12th April until Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Should you have any burning issues that really can’t wait until 23rd April, you will be […]


15.04.19   Past Master Martin Payne

How big is your carbon footprint?

It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun; Perhaps this article will demonstrate that there have been many inventions but few have seen any development but may still have a commercial future. The Stirling Engine The […]

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15.04.19   Past Master Michael Callaghan

A roving report from the Automotive Dinner

Coachmakers’ dinners are always busy times. If you are on the Court, as I am, the formal evening begins at 4.30pm when the Court assembles. In this case it is in the Drapers’ Hall Court Room. When I walked around […]

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15.04.19   Past Master Martin Payne

A visit to P&A Wood, Great Easton

In 2005, Coachmakers were invited to P&A Wood for a guided tour of its workshop and showroom. In the intervening years several Coachmakers have ‘popped’ in (me included), simply to admire the range, quality and variety of Rolls-Royce and Bentley […]

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15.04.19   Liveryman Martin Derrick

Coachmakers’ visit to the Army Air Corps’ Attack Helicopter Force

A fortunate group of Coachmakers had the rare privilege of visiting the Army Air Corps’ Attack Helicopter Force HQ at Wattisham Airfield near Ipswich for a close-up introduction to the astonishing capabilities of the Apache helicopter. A former RAF WW2 […]

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15.04.19   Assistant Bill Dastur

Building bridges with other liveries

Assistant Bill Dastur and his wife Elisabeth represented (or more accurately turned out in the name of) the Coachmakers at the recent Inter Livery Bridge evening run by The Makers of Playing Cards Company and held at Drapers Hall in […]

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15.04.19   Liveryman John Boyes

A visit to Beaulieu

A visit to Beaulieu is not just a visit to the National Motor Museum, it is much, much more than that… A party of 28, including the Master, liverymen and guests met late afternoon in March in the Brabazon Café […]

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15.04.19   Steward Christopher Walkinshaw

Project 350+ – preliminary scoping gets under way

Following the decision at the January Court to establish the 350+ Committee, chairman Steward Christopher Walkinshaw reports on the next steps. A preliminary meeting has taken place to explore the objectives of the committee in the context of work which […]

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