Master & Court


Master David Cannell

David was born in Lewisham SE London on 8th November 1960. His childhood years were spent between Lewisham and Faversham, where the family eventually moved to. David now lives in Welling Kent, with his partner Tracy.

On leaving school in 1977, David joined the Army. Due to an unfortunate accident was discharged in 1981. After a year of rehabilitation and physiotherapy, David took on various jobs whilst studying further education at night school. He joined the Post office in 1986 becoming Chairman of the Sports and Social Club some years later.

David studied the Knowledge of London in his spare time, eventually gaining his coveted Green badge. In 2006 he joined The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and became a liveryman in 2007.

David has been a regular driver on the Children’s Magical Taxi Tour and in 2008 successfully passed the Cab Tour Guide Course and subsequently joined the Education Committee. He is a City of London guide, guiding instructor for the company and secretary of the education committee. He also holds various other guiding qualifications.

Continuing to study London’s history in his spare time, one of David’s other pastimes is music, whilst Tracy’s passion is gardening. They both enjoy travelling.

David Cannell was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers at Saddler's Hall in September 2017. Upon his intallation David commented: "When I gained my licence as a taxi driver all those years ago, never could I have imagined I would one day be installed as Master of the taxi trade's livery Company. This is a great honour for me and I will do my best to serve the Company well."

The Wardens

Pictured: Third from left, Mr Michael Cullen (Renter Warden), fifth from left Mr David Cannell (Master), fourth from right Mr Stephen Plumb, (Lower Warden), not pictured, Mr Rick Alford, Upper Warden.

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