Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, England. An organisation of Wheelwrights and Coachmakers petitioned for incorporation in 1630. The petition was granted forty years later, in 1670, when a Royal Charter was granted to the Wheelwrights. (The Coachmakers were separately incorporated in 1677.) The Wheelwrights' Company was granted the status of a Livery Company in 1763. Over the years, wheel making has changed from being made by craftsmen to being made by machines. Thus, the Company is no longer a trade association for wheelwrights. Instead, it functions as a charitable body.

The Wheelwrights' Company ranks sixty-eighth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is "God Grant Unity".

External links

* [http://www.wheelwrights.org/ The Wheelwrights' Company]


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