Shipwrights Walk 7th September 2013 Follow up

We are hosting a fundraising day out on which Shipwrights, their families and friends (and dogs!) can enjoy a late summer day in congenial company:  a sponsored walk along a section of the Shipwright’s Way in Hampshire (easy access off the A3) followed by a barbecue at my home nearby.

Further particulars can be found by following the links shown below.

If you need further information and/or would like to join us please contact Simon Robinson Prime Warden


Lord Mayor Of London helps Shipwrights walk the Shipwrights Way : once again!! It has only taken 600 years for The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights to follow in the footsteps of their shipbuilding forebears and walk parts of the path along which the oak for Henry VIII’s ships was carried from Bentley to Portsmouth Dockyard – the Shipwrights Way in Hampshire. In today’s world, the aims of The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, one of the City of London’s ancient and prestigious Livery Companies, include “encouraging the involvement of young people in the maritime world”.  They raise substantial sums to provide educational support and bursaries for individuals looking to take up university and college placement for naval architecture, marine engineering and traditional boat building programmes.

The Shipwrights are also proud to administer the annual Queen’s Silver Medal competition, an outward bound  course during which 20 shipyard apprentices, boys and girls in their last year of apprenticeship, are tested and assessed both physically and mentally. On Saturday 7th September, nearly 130 modern Shipwrights and supporters, in over 45 teams ranging  from “The Corisande Cruisers” to  the “The Dorset Wanderers” and “The Shipwright’s Striders”, set off to walk routes of up to 16 miles. They had all raised sponsorship pledges from friends and fellow Shipwrights, and were supported and encouraged  by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford.  And unlike Dick Whittington this Lord Mayor was certainly not for turning:  he and the Lady Mayoress completed the full 16 mile course and more!

Please see the attached photographs.