Thursday 23 March, 2017
Charles Peter de Brisay Jenkins MBE MC (1923 – 2017)
Mr Peter Jenkins passed away aged 93 on 8 February 2017. Following a distinguished career in the Army, he joined the Goldsmiths’ Company as Assistant Clerk in 1968.
In his subsequent role as Clerk (1975-1988), he welcomed modernisation and embraced new technologies; introduced women onto the livery; and relaxed the dress code at dinners. He was keenly interested in the Assay Office.
Mr Jenkins wrote Unravelling the Mystery –The Story of the Goldsmiths’ Company in the Twentieth Century (Third Millennium Publishing, 2000), offering a unique insight into the Company’s workings.
He was appointed MBE in 1960.
Peter’s wife Joan Littleboy, and their son, Stephen, survive him.