The Royal Charter for the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights was granted on the 3rd February 1670. Therefore, to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter we held a special evensong at St Pauls Cathedral attended by 43 Masters of City Livery Companies and afterwards a celebration dinner was held in the crypt of St Pauls.
The Royal Charter and letters patent have been discovered, restored and beautifully framed to celebrate our 350th anniversary. These documents were on display in the crypt at St Pauls.
A special film was made about the worshipful company of wheelwrights and this was shown before the dinner. Links to both the long and short versions of the film are on the homepage of our website.
A celebration dinner was held in the crypt of St Pauls alongside the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. The delicious meal was provided by “Clink” a charity that provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering.
At the dinner a fascinating speech was made by our guest of honour, Lord March owner of Goodwood.