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The Freemen of Durham are the members of the eight Guilds or Companies comprising Barbers, Butchers, Cordwainers, Curriers, Drapers, Joiners, Masons and Plumbers. These Guilds are all that remain of the sixteen in the Middle Ages of which there is written evidence going back as far as 1450.

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Robert Brown

It’s my sad duty to inform you of the death of a former Warden of the Joiners’ Company.

Robert Brown passed away peacefully on Saturday 11 August.

Robert was admitted to the Joiners’ Company in May 1986 and eventually followed the family tradition, by serving as Warden for a number of years.

Details of Robert’s funeral service is set out below:

Tuesday 28th August

Service. 2:00pm at St Mary’s Church Coxhoe

Committal. Durham Crematorium (Family only)

Wake. Afterwards at Coxhoe Workingmens Club

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Eric Bulmer
Eric Bulmer
Warden, Chairman of the Wardens and Chairman of the Charitable Trust
Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Warden and Membership Secretary
Norman Hart
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Trustee
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The Freemen of Durham are the members of the eight Guilds or Companies comprising Barbers, Butchers, Cordwainers, Curriers, Drapers, Joiners, Masons and Plumbers. These Guilds are all that remain of the sixteen in the Middle Ages of which there is written evidence going back as far as 1450.