Wheelwrights News

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

Wheels & Wheelwrights Book Published – Jan 2022

Wheels & Wheelwrights Book Published – Jan 2022

Our new history book covering 350 years since Grant of Royal Charter in 1670 has just been published. The hard back book has 192 pages with 11 chapters including 160 illustrations. Appendices include Royal Charter and bye laws, past Masters, Clerks, Beadles and...

Andrew Paddison Film 2021

Andrew Paddison Film 2021

Andrew Paddison was The Master Wheelwrights award winner in 2020 and he has a new film out of his 1000 mile fundraising hand cycle ride around Scotland this summer.  Andrew is an inspiration to us all and he has raised many thousands of pounds for good causes.  The...

INSTALLATION COURT AND DINNER THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2021

INSTALLATION COURT AND DINNER THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2021

On Thursday the 2nd December we held our installation Court and Dinner at Drapers Hall.  Mr Elliott Porte was installed as Master of The Company at the Court meeting and David Thornley and Lt Commander James Dutt were clothed in the livery of the Company.  After the...

Event Photographs Now Available

Event Photographs Now Available

Photographs of recent Wheelwrights events (including the Installation Dinner on 2nd December 2021) are now available in the Members section of the site. The Photographs page can be accessed from the Members Documents menu or at Members Photographs.  Additional...

Remembrance – November 2021

Remembrance – November 2021

On Monday 8th November The Master of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights laid a wreath at St Pauls. On Sunday 14th November The Master attended the service at St Pauls and took part in he procession of Livery Company Masters to the war memorial at The Royal Exchange.

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, ...