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23 August 2019Colyton Wheelwrights & Coachbuilder, 2pm

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Colyton Wheelwrights & Coachbuilder, 2pm
Friday 23 August 2019

Mike Rowland, Wheelwrights & Coach Builder started the business in 1964 after serving an apprenticeship.  He is a yeoman with the Worshipful Company of wheelwrights, and was also made a Master Wheelwright in 2016 and has half a century of experience in the trade.

Greg Rowland is Mike’s son, and is the current Royal Warrant Grantee for the business.  He has been in the trade since 1991, serving an informal apprenticeship with Mike after leaving the armed forces.  He is a liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights and was made a Master Wheelwright in 2014.  They are currently the only father and son master wheelwrights in the world!!

George Richards is a Journeyman Wheelwright after finishing his 3 year apprenticeship.  He has travelled to America to further his skills and has also represented apprentices nationally at the House of Commons.

With over 80 years experience in the trade between them, working from their purpose built workshops they are well prepared to restore any kind of wooden wheel.  They have also made or restored countless horse drawn vehicles and can offer a complete restoration or repair service for any vehicle.  They are specialist military wheel and cannon restorers and have restored many wooden gun carriages to their former glory.  So much to see with work in progress   

 

Meet: 1 Wheelers Yard Colyton EX24 6DT.

Parking on village green opposite Wheeler’s Yard

 

Please note there are no refreshments included but if you would like to join me for lunch at 12noon at Bovey Downs Farm – Farway EX24 6JD

A scenic countryside retreat in the heart of East Devon       www.boveysdownfarm.co.uk – I will need to notify them of numbers for lunch     

£5 members/£6 non-members – This is going to the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust which aims to provide grants and funding for research into childhood cancer.                                                                      

Cheque made payable to The Arts Society Honiton or cash to

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Lunch   Yes/No   Bovey Down Farm – see above