Nick started his career as a Wheelwright in 1975 at Croford Coachbuilders in Ashford, Kent where he served a 5 year apprenticeship covering woodwork, metalwork and welding. Since then he has worked on virtually every type of wooden wheel, including ‘tightening’ two wheels on the Lord Mayor of London’s State Coach in the 1990s, and fitting rubber tyres to the Queen’s Gold State Coach. Nick’s passion is the repair of veteran car wheels and a recent project has involved restoring the wheels from a 1910 Clement Bayard. He regularly repairs wheels of carriages from the Royal Mews.
He is shown here in 2016 receiving after receiving a Wheelwrights’ Master Certificate from the Lord Mayor of London, Lord Mountevans, in recognition of the excellence that he has have brought to the wheelwrights’ craft for over many years.