Wheelwrights News

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

Apprentice Tom Carroll – October 2020

Apprentice Tom Carroll – October 2020

Apprentice wheelwright, Tom Carroll, displays his final project piece a ‘timber nib’ that he made to one third of its normal size. The ‘timber nib’ was an implement, drawn by horses that was used to extract lengths of timber from the forest. During October 2020 Tom...

Inter-Livery Clay Shooting Competition – September 2020

Inter-Livery Clay Shooting Competition – September 2020

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights fielded a team of 3 for the inter-livery shooting competition at Holland and Holland shooting ground on the 9th September 2020. Our team comprised Immediate past Master James Tucker, Liveryman harry Fell and William Waind....

Winner of the Geoffrey Udall Prize 2020 – Zibad Javed

Winner of the Geoffrey Udall Prize 2020 – Zibad Javed

Zibad is a final year medical student and his paper related to his experience working as a volunteer in an adventure playground, Every Life Has a Purpose (ELHAP), in East London. The personal stories of two children who he met at ELHAP highlighted that children have...

Sir Bert Massie Award 2020 – Baroness Jane Campbell

Sir Bert Massie Award 2020 – Baroness Jane Campbell

Baroness Jane Campbell joined the virtual Court meeting on 8th July 2020 to be awarded the Sir Bert Massie award for her lifetime achievements in the world of disability. A brief Biography is as follows: BA Hatfield Polytechnic MA Brighton Unitversity Commissiopner of...

Wheelwrights 2020 Fund – Melanie’s Story

Wheelwrights 2020 Fund – Melanie’s Story

Competitive by nature and super active Melanie Woods worked as a P.E. Teacher in Glasgow prior to her accident. She enjoys all sports, played football at the weekends and was someone you’d find regularly outdoors, walking the dog or going to the gym. In January 2018,...

350th Anniversary Celebration at St Pauls – February 2020

350th Anniversary Celebration at St Pauls – February 2020

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...

Master Wheelwrights Award 2019 – David Constantine

Master Wheelwrights Award 2019 – David Constantine

David Constantine MBE is founder director of Motivation, a charity transforming the lives of people with mobility disabilities around the world. David is wheelchair dependent, following a diving accident in 1982. With his collaborator Simon Gue, David set up the first...

RHA Leadership Course Awards – November 2019

RHA Leadership Course Awards – November 2019

On 22nd November 2019, the Master visited 1 RHA for the end of course parade, where he presented tankards and purse cheques to: Junior Non Commissioned Officer’s Leadership Course – Lance Bombardier Skinner Potential Non Commissioned Officer’s Leadership Course...

Kings Troop Family Day and Royal Salute – 2019

Kings Troop Family Day and Royal Salute – 2019

At the invitation of Kings Troop, the Master, James Tucker, attended the Kings Troop Family Day on 21st September 2019 at at Bodney near Thetford.  It was a wonderful, relaxed day in the sunshine getting to know the Kings Troop, meeting the farriers, tailors,...