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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

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 Kennedy – the CTBA’s National President for 2020

Our National Chairman, Mrs Wilma Brooks has received notification that The Right Hon the Lord Kennedy of Southwark has agreed to be our President for 2020. Roy Kennedy was a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Southwark from 1983 and served a number of roles for the party in the midlands until being made [...]

By |2020-06-04T15:37:46+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

In Memorium – Michael Bryer Ash

It is with the greatest sadness that we must announce the death of Michael Bryer Ash Michael has been an enormous figure in the coal trade for over seventy years, and during his long career which in commercial terms was with his family company G. Bryer Ash and then The Western Fuel Company, he has [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:24:39+00:00October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A wonderful evening for the Festival Dinner

The CTBA's Annual Festival Dinner took place in the familiar surroundings of the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, London on 3rd December. We were honoured to be joined again by our 2011 President Lord Foulkes, who spoke in place of our current President Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan, who was sadly unable to attend and sent [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:23:56+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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