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Robert Elliott

Position: Masons' Company Warden

Admitted: 20 Dec 2013

Bob was admitted as a Freeman in the Mason’s Company in 2013. His family have lived in Gilesgate since at least 1801 and membership of the Freemen probably goes back to the mid-1800s. He was born and educated in Durham attending the Blue Coat and Johnston Grammar Schools.

He spent his working life as an electrical engineer with the North Eastern Electricity Board and its successors, commencing by serving three years of a five year apprenticeship in the City. In the late 1960s he was in charge of the project for the replacement of many of the high voltage mains and reconstruction of most of the substations in the City eventually becoming a Senior Engineer in the North Tyne Region.

For his final five years before retirement he was employed as Contracts Manager for the Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency negotiating contracts for the purchase of nuclear and renewable electricity on behalf of the twelve regional electricity companies.

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Patrick Conway  OBE
Patrick Conway OBE
Chair of Trustees
John Booth
John Booth
Chairman of the Wardens and Barbers' Company Warden
Kathleen Vasey
Kathleen Vasey
Drapers' Company Warden and Secretary to the Freemen
Eric Bulmer
Eric Bulmer
Chairman of the Charitable Trust and Membership Secretary