Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights - London

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London.

Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1670 the original purpose of the company was to regulate the manufacture and quality of handmade wooden wheels (the Ancient Craft of Wheelwrighting).

Today the Company is primarily a philanthropic and social organization, with a particular emphasis on providing backing for wheeled mobility and education, as well as supporting the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation.

In addition to supporting the Ancient Craft of wheelwrighting, the Company has strong links with the modern wheel and tyre industry, and other mobility-related activities.

The Wheelwrights’ philanthropic activities are focussed on the general themes of education, mobility, and the City of London.

An example of the charitable work is the funding for Melanie Woods to help her compete in wheelchair racing at a high level. With support from the National Tyre Distributors Association, the Wheelwrights Fund 2020 was able to help Melanie to acquire the specially customized racing wheelchair she needed.

We were delighted that Melanie was able to participate in the Tokyo Paralympics and achieve a personal best performance. 

Wheelwrights Fund - Melanie

News

Hub & Spoke Newsletter – Spring 2024

Hub & Spoke Newsletter – Spring 2024

The latest edition of the Hub & Spoke Newsletter is available. It features articles on the new Master, the recent Working Wheelwright's visit, a charity update and much more. Click here to view it.

Master & Wardens 2023-24

Master & Wardens 2023-24

At our recent Installation Court Meeting, held at Drapers' Hall on 7th December, the Worshipful Company of Wheelwright's installed our 353rd Master, Neil Sampson. At the same meeting Chris Ball was elected as Upper Warden and Stefan Hay as Renter Warden. We wish them...

Events Programme For 2024

Events Programme For 2024

The Wheelwrights Events Programme for 2024 is now available, and can be viewed here: /wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Wheelwrights-Events-Programme-2024.pdf

350 Years of Supporting Mobility

In 2020, the Company celebrated the 350th Anniversary of the signing of its Royal Charter. Whilst many of the celebratory activities were curtailed by the COVID pandemic, we were fortunate to be able to hold a service of celebration at St Pauls Cathedral followed by a dinner in the crypt.

The opportunity was also taken to create this video showcasing the work of the Company, the craft of wheelwrighting, and some of the ways in which Wheelwrights Liverymen are making a contribution to society.