Wheelwrights News

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

British Driving Society Annual Show – July 2021

British Driving Society Annual Show – July 2021

On Sunday 11th July 2021, thirty Liverymen and their guests visited The British Driving Society’s annual show in Windsor Great Park, where they enjoyed lunch and an amazing display of horse drawn carriages.  The Master presented the cup and certificate to the winning...

Docklands Go Karting – July 2021

Docklands Go Karting – July 2021

We enjoyed a great trip to Docklands Go Karting. Although some very competitive streaks were apparent amongst some of our younger drivers, the “young at heart” also demonstrated some finely honed driving skills! After the go karting we enjoyed some re-hydration at the...

Lord Mayor’s Service of Reflection & Hope – June 2021

Lord Mayor’s Service of Reflection & Hope – June 2021

The Master was able to attend the first live event of his year in office, which was the Lord Mayor’s Service of Reflection and Hope held at St Paul’s Cathedral on 22nd June.  The service was to reflect on those who lost their lives, all those who had suffered and who...

Inter-livery Clay Shooting – June 2021

Inter-livery Clay Shooting – June 2021

On the 24th June 2021 the Wheelwrights entered a team in the inter livery clay pigeon shooting competition held at Holland and Holland’s shooting ground at Northwood. The team was captained by Past Master James Tucker and comprised Chris Ball, David Thornley and Phil...

Sophie Christiansen Evening – February 2021

Sophie Christiansen Evening – February 2021

On 23 February The Wheelwrights, The Farriers, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) riders, drivers, and volunteers, and Sophie’s ‘Gold Club’ members were treated to an inspirational evening with Sophie Christiansen. The Master of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights,...

Wine & Cheese Evening – January 2021

Wine & Cheese Evening – January 2021

Over 70 Liverymen and their guests enjoyed a great evening at home sampling an interesting selection of 5 Italian wines and cheeses provided by the ‘Love Cheese’ Company. The evening was organised by the Upper Warden, Elliott Porte and Harry Baines from ‘Love Cheese’...

Installation of David Mortlock as Master for 2021

Installation of David Mortlock as Master for 2021

On Thursday 3rd December David Mortlock was Installed, via Zoom, as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights. This is the first time in the History of the Company that a Master had been installed in this way. He is pictured below in his Robe and dining...

Virtual Lord Mayors Show – November 2020

Virtual Lord Mayors Show – November 2020

Sadly, The Lord Mayor's show was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. However, instead, The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights were joined in a webinar by the Lord Mayor William Russell who came straight from his swearing in at the Law Courts to be with us. We were...

Master Wheelwrights Award 2020 – Andrew Paddison

Master Wheelwrights Award 2020 – Andrew Paddison

At The Michaelmas Court Meeting, Andrew Paddison was awarded The Master Wheelwrights award for 2020 Andrew is an inspiration to us all and has raised a great deal of money for charities on his hand cycling expeditions: last year Lands End to John O Groats and this...