25 Apr Hammermen

HammermensArms-150x150The Hammermen originally comprised craftsmen associated with metalworking – or “men who wield the hammer” in more poetic terms. Members came from a variety of established trades, with everyone from blacksmiths and goldsmiths to clockmakers lending their experience and expertise.

Sword-makers and armourers are also part of the history of the Hammermen, along with the lorimers who crafted the bits worn by horses through the generations. Goldsmiths, tinsmiths and pewterers have also been among the members as well as other surviving trades such as locksmiths.

Today the men of the hammer embrace every aspect of modern engineering across the full spectrum of disciplines. Through the admission of sons of members, a wealth of other trades and professions are also represented within the most senior of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:

William S. Harper 1957   William W. Leiper 1986   Bruce Campbell 2006
Cecil A. S. Duncan 1959   William M. Glennie 1990   David G. Cobban 2006
George M. Hepburn 1965   Leslie W. I. Fraser 1993   Graeme Duncan 2009
James Stevenson 1970   Frank Cook 1997   Rennie Rushton 2010
A. Keith Campbell 1972   Gordon F. Main 1997   Edward Day 2013
David A. Henderson 1972   Malcolm A. McDonald 1997   Alan Law 2014
Andrew Bain 1974   Baird S. Shepherd 1997   Kenneth Scott 2016
James Greig 1974   William F. Slater 1997   Grant James Simpson 2018
Ronnie D. Finnie 1977   Philip A. Sleigh 1997      
Kenneth A. Eddie 1978   Brian J. Winton 1997      
Alexander C. Kirk 1980   David S. Thomson 1998      
Victor G. Michie 1981   Anthony J. Donald 2003      
Alexander D. Thomson 1981   Bruce F. Fraser 2003