Wheelwrights News

A selection of News items from the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights:

Working Wheelwrights weekend Colyton 2021

Working Wheelwrights weekend Colyton 2021

On October 15th 2021 16 of us travelled to Colyton for our annual Working Wheelwrights weekend hosted by Mike Rowland and Son Wheelwrights.  On the way to The Masons Arms Branscombe we again visited The Lyme Bay winery where we enjoyed tasting their wines and hearing...

Inter-livery Sailing – September 2021

Inter-livery Sailing – September 2021

The Wheelwrights entered the inter-livery sailing regatta for the first time this year and, despite very light winds, we came second overall and won the Sir Robin Gillett Cup for coming first in our class. Thanks to Sharon Foulston for the for the use of her yacht, ...

Hub & Spoke Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Hub & Spoke Newsletter – Autumn 2021

The Autumn 2021 issue of Hub & Spoke - the Wheelwrights newsletter - has now been published and can be viewed here. As well as the regular update from the Master, it includes a report from the Tour des Wheelwrights charity fund raising event; updates on the...

Livery Crafts Fair and Sheep Drive 2021

Livery Crafts Fair and Sheep Drive 2021

On Sunday 26th September 2021 we took part in the annual sheep drive and  livery craft fair on Southwark Bridge.   The sheep drive was opened by the Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen, The Lord Mayor was also present. The themes for our stall were Craft, Charity,...

HMS Severn Recommissioning – 28th August 2021

HMS Severn Recommissioning – 28th August 2021

HMS Severn recommissioning 28th August 2021 It was a real honour and privilege for The Master David Mortlock, his wife Marianne and our Clerk Susie Morris to be invited by Commander Phillip Harper to join him, his crew and other invited guests on board HMS Severn for...

Melanie Woods

Melanie Woods

We were delighted to see wheelchair racer Melanie Woods make her debut in Tokyo, just 2 years after attending the 2019 Inter Spinal Unit Games and receiving Wheelwrights Funding to support her dreams of competing at the Paralympic Games for ParalympicsGB ...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Twelve

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Twelve

He’s done it !! After 550+ miles Graham Ellis has made it to Douglas Andrews workshop in Heathfield. A small celebration was held to welcome him with some well earned beer and delicious food prepared by Marianne Mortlock . The Master, David Mortlock presented Graham...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eleven

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eleven

Day 11 - Update from Graham:  Almost there,  The Master and I  rode down to Battle together.  An up and down but pleasant ride with a following wind before meeting the charming Wheelwright Richard Carey who bought us lunch after visiting his workshop. Richard made a...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Ten

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Ten

Day 10 Update from Graham:  Hi All, who thought Kent was flat ?  It isn't, I Cycled from Gravesend over the North Downs to David and Mariannes lovely home near Ashford. I've now completed 515 miles with about another 45 to go ending up in Heathfield on Friday with...