Wheelwrights News

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

Lord Mayors Show 13th November 2021

Lord Mayors Show 13th November 2021

On the 13th November 2021 we took part in the Lord Mayors show to celebrate our 350th anniversary (postponed form 2020).  We travelled in a 1911 horse drawn omnibus that originally used to stop at Mansion House,  so it was returning to a familiar destination !   We...

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...

Michaelmas Court And Dinner 13th October 2021

Michaelmas Court And Dinner 13th October 2021

On the 13th October 2021 we held our Michalemas Court and Livery dinner at Apothecaries Hall.  At the Court meeting, The BBC Security correspondent,  Mr Frank Gardner OBE TD VR FRGS was made an Honorary Freeman of the Company.  Vanessa dal Busco, Stephen Delia, Mark...

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...

NTDA Annual Conference Dinner 2021

NTDA Annual Conference Dinner 2021

On the 7th October we attended the NTDA annual conference dinner where the Master presented the award to The apprentice of the year Jack Wakeman of Kwik Fit.  The Master also presented the Wheelwrights environmental award to Michelin Tyre PLC.  

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,...

The Masters Weekend, Scotland 30th September 2021

The Masters Weekend, Scotland 30th September 2021

On the 30th September we travelled to Glasgow for the Masters weekend.  On Friday we visited the fascinating Dumfries House where we also had lunch.  On Friday evening we were honoured to visit The Merchants House, Glasgow where we were joined by The Lord Dean of...

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...