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3 June, 2014

Master Presents Awards at Bath and West Show

Richard Excell presented the awards to the Junior and Intermediate shearers in the regional competitions. The winners go forward to the National Finals at the Royal Welsh Show. The Master joined the Masters and Liverymen of the Fruiterers, Farmers and the Coopers for a Livery lunch Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

3 June, 2014

Master Attends the Mansion House Scholarship Awards

Richard Excell and the Clerk  attended the reception with the Lord Mayor and the current Scholars. The Awards are made by the Lord Mayor to countries visited by the Lord Mayor in their year of office. The scholarships are for a one year Masters course in the UK.  The Worshipful Company of International Bankers provide […]

3 June, 2014

City Wool Project Garden Innovation Prize – Chelsea Flower Show

Richard Excell accompanied by the Clerk presented the Innovation Award to Twool.  Twool have started to commercially produce wool twine from the Dartmoor White faced long haired flock. The twine is environmentally friendly and is an alternative to imported hessian twine. Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

3 June, 2014

Woolmen Field Record 3 Teams in the Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot

Liveryman Jonathan Lee fielded 3 teams of four in this well attended event with over 400 participants from over 40 livery companies at the Holland and Holland Shooting Ground. The 3 teams were led by Jonathan, The Master and the Upper Warden. A splendid well organised day with a super lunch and prize giving to […]

3 June, 2014

Woolmen Win the Lord Mayors Cup at the Livery Regatta

Past Master Richard Hollis reported to the Master that he and his wife and his wife Ursula had managed to secure the Cup for the Company. A full report will be given at the Summer Banquet which is fittingly being held on HQS Wellington! Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

3 June, 2014

Master Woolman Hosts the Annual Manor of Sal lunch

Richard Excell hosted a lunch attended by members of the Woolmens Court and the visiting Masters and Clerks from the Salters, Saddlers, Cutlers, Joiner and Ceilers, and the Prime Warden of the Dyers. The association of the Livery Companies started in the early 1600’s and is celebrated each year. The Companies have provided awards to […]

3 June, 2014

Master Presents Shearing Prizes at the Royal Ulster Show

Richard Excell visited the first of the major annual shows to present prizes for the winners who will go onto the national finals at the Royal Welsh Show. The standards were exceptionally high with many overseas shearers present before the world championships which will be held in Eire later this year. Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

3 June, 2014

Sons of the Clergy Service at St Pauls Cathedral

The Master attended this service at St Pauls that has been held annually since the early 1600’s to raise money for retired clergy. The service in a full Cathedral was attended by the Lord Mayor, Sherriff’s, Alderman, the Judiciary  and Livery Masters but tickets are available to members of the Livery. Past Master Raymond Cousins […]

3 June, 2014

Merchant Venturers of Bristol Summer Banquet

By invitation of the Master Venturer Mr Anthony Brown, the Master Woolman Richard Excell attended a dinner at the Merchants Hall. The guest speaker was the Ambassador of Sweden. The Bristol Society can trace its origins back to the 14th Century and the export of woolen cloth from the West of England. The Master Venturer […]

12 May, 2014

Liveryman attending Chelsea on 22nd May – Join the Master

The Woolmens Livery Company Award for Woolly Garden Innovation A presentation will be made by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen on Thursday 22nd May 12.00pm on the Twool stand EA8 The Worshipful Company of Woolmen City Wool Project Gardening Product Innovation Award 2014 The Award is given by the Worshipful Company of […]

12 May, 2014

Sheep Drive Across London Bridge 2014

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, Richard Excell, has decreed that the Company will organise another Sheep Drive across London Bridge this year, following the success of last year’s event. He has asked me to chair the organising committee, and with the experience of 2013 under our belt, we are implementing a number […]

12 May, 2014

Master Visits Axminster carpets and finds the Woolmens Rug!

The Master Richard Excell visited Axminster Carpet factory to see the developments of their Axminster Museum celebrating some of the early Axminster carpets of the 18th Century that were found in many of the Royal Palaces.  Many have been lovingly restored and are in daily use. The Museum found a copy of the Woolmens Rug […]

12 May, 2014

Master at the Coal Face

The Master Richard Excell and Ian Hartley the CEO of British Wool Marketing Board inspect the SW  wool clip at the South Molton Devon collection depot where it is graded and then shipped to Bradford for Auction. BWMB are one of the Company’s Strategic Partners. Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

2 May, 2014

Lord Mayor Thanks Woolmen For Support

The Lord Mayor thanked supporting liveries, including the Woolmen, at a reception for their support in raising £167k for the soldiers charity at her Big Curry Lunch. Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail

28 April, 2014

Gill Wilson To Be Appointed Honorary Liveryman of the Company

Mrs Gill Wilson will retire after nearly 10 years as our learned Clerk at the end of the year.  As a mark of the high regard that she is held in, the Company have taken the exceptional decision to appoint her an Honorary Liveryman of the Company.  Gill will then  be very involved as the […]