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Obituary: Nicholas Ross

Nick at the CTBA's 2019 Manchester Dinner The Trustees and Directors of the Association are sad to record the passing of the CTBA's former National Secretary and National Chairman, Nick Ross, who passed away on 7th November 2023. Nicholas Maxwell Ross was born on the 5th August 1946 at the Fairfield Nursing Home [...]

By |2023-11-16T15:22:39+00:00November 16th, 2023|Obituary|0 Comments

David Stevens: CTBA’s 2022 National Chairman

A proud Cornishman David has been involved with the Coal Trade Benevolent Association since 1969. He was Chairman of the Devon & Cornwall branch in 1986 and 1993 and took over as their Secretary on the death of Peter Clemo in February 2018. He was first appointed a National Director in 1987 until 1998 and [...]

By |2022-09-12T14:52:02+00:00September 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Patron

It was with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99. His Royal Highness graced our Association with his patronage for over 40 years, which included honouring the CTBA in the role of President three times - in [...]

By |2021-04-22T09:13:00+00:00April 20th, 2021|Obituary|0 Comments

CTBA steps in as the BBC TV Licence concession scheme ends

The TV Licence concession scheme, whereby viewers over the age of 75 were not required to pay for their licence came to an end in August. Letters to all those affected by the changes were sent out by the Licensing authority during the summer, which understandably left many older people worried and confused about the [...]

By |2020-10-01T14:00:48+00:00September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet our new Trustee

Following Mrs Lockley's retirement, the Association elected and welcomed its new Trustee to the Board: Mr John Collins. Based in Preston, John continues to work the coal trade with a career spanning 55 years. Starting as a retail clerk in December 1965 for the National Coal Board in Chesterfield, John has worked across the midlands [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:33:04+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CTBA bids farewell to its Senior Trustee

The Association paid tribute to our Senior Trustee, Elizabeth Lockley, who stood down at our Annual General Meeting in September. Though retiring from the Board of Trustees, Mrs Lockley has assured us she intends to remain closely involved with the work of the CTBA, particularly with her Branch activity. Our Devon & Cornwall Branch spotted [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:22:41+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan

We were saddened to learn of the death at the end of August 2020 of the Association's 2018 President Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan. Martin O'Neill was made a Life Peer in 2005 after serving on the Labour shadow front bench in the 1980s and 90s as Scottish Affairs spokesman and later shadow Defence Secretary. He [...]

By |2020-09-07T10:48:13+00:00September 7th, 2020|Obituary|0 Comments
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