Fellowship is an important part of the Wheelwright’s ethos. The Company organizes a wide range of formal and informal social activities, as well as participating in inter-livery sporting activities
The Company holds a number of formal functions every year; typically four dinners (including one at the Mansion House) and a lunch. These events form the core of the social programme.
The Livery Committee arranges a number of informal activities, which range from talks on topics of current interest through to wine tastings (online, during the pandemic) and tours of the the City.
The Events section of the site contains a full list of the currently planned events.
Inter-livery sports competitions have become increasingly popular. And, pre-pandemic, the Company has been an active participant in the skiing and other events.
The Inter-Livery Skiing Championship is normally held during January in Morzine, France.
Whilst lockdown meant the 2021 event had to be cancelled, we look forward to retuning in 2022!
The Company also participates in the Inter-Livery clay shooting, and members are planning to participate in the inter-livery golf competition, the NTDA golf day and the inter-livery sailing (held at Cowes in September).
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, ...
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,...
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...