The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

City Livery Concert — Sunday 22nd June 2014 — Barbican

I am writing as Sheriff and as the Sponsoring Alderman for the 2014 City Livery Concert to ask you to invite your Liverymen and Freemen and their families/associates to join in this key event in the City of London calendar.


The Turners’ Company has two masters!

Most unusually, there are presently two Masters on our Court. The day before our own Election Court, Assistant Nic Somers became Master of the Company of Arts Scholars. The Deputy Master (on that day, still the Master Turner) represented the Turners’ Company at the Arts Scholars installation dinner that was held, overlooking the Tower of London, in the splendid surroundings of Trinity House. The Company of Arts Scholars are expected to become a Livery Company during 2014. The Master Turner has the greatest pleasure in congratulating the Master Arts Scholar on his appointment but reminds him that despite his exalted status he still remains the Master’s Steward of the Turners’ Company!


Court visit to No 4 School of Technical Training RAF at St Athan

While the Company’s major Armed Forces association is with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), we also have close ties with the Royal Naval Defence School of Marine Engineering (HMS SULTAN) and the RAF’s No 4 School of Technical Training at St Athan, near Cardiff.


The Lord Mayor’s Tree Party and Liveries Wood Group

On the afternoon of June 24th, people walking past the Mansion House were astonished to see a lorry pull up and disgorge eight huge round containers each bearing a leafy tree five metres high. With much heaving and groaning, members of the Lord Mayor’s staff carried them into the Mansion House, put them in a lift and installed them in the magnificent Egyptian Room.


London Green Wood report to the Worshipful Company of Turners

In 2012 we ran a total of 109 events, which is an average of more than two per week. That included: 12 Saturday meetings of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers (APTGW), 88 midweek workshops (mainly on Wednesdays and Thursdays), 7 days of courses, and 2 demos. We registered 73 new participants in 2012.


Battlefield Tour to Ypres

The Friends of St George's are arranging this tour and there are a few places available. Chief Executive of the ‘Not Forgotten’ Association, Colonel Piers Story-Pugh, an expert on First World War battlefields will accompany the tour.


Taking a Very Positive Turn in Bristol

On the 17th November, 4 A-level students of Product Design, and seven Year 11 GCSE students attended a one day intensive wood turning course sponsored by the Association of Wood Turners of Great Britain. The course was held in a large workshop in Portishead (near Bristol), which was donated to the AWGB by a former member and is now run as a charitable trust which provides a Youth Training and Development Programme to attract young enthusiasts into the art of woodturning.


A visit to the City of London Distillery

At 6.30pm on 20 March 2013 a group of 20 intrepid liverymen and their guests set off on a voyage of discovery. Led by Jamie the distiller and Nathan the barman, we began our journey of discovery and enlightenment on all things ‘Gin’.


Hot News From The City

Keep updated with the latest news from the City of London in a new quarterly news sheet designed principally for Livery Companies. Highlights include the Lord Mayor's vision for his year in office, world economic forum global risks report, economic crime conference and youth initiatives.


Master in Turning Award 2012

With 'almost too many achievements to list', Freeman Ray Key has been awarded the new Master in Turning award.


American Woodturner Article

An article about the Company was published in December 2012's edition of American Woodturner.


A Magical Weekend

The Magical Taxi Tour gives sick children a break from their world of treatment and therapy by going on a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Resort Paris in a convoy of London Taxis. And this year we had the special opportunity to support a family, driven to Paris by our own Clerk.


Visit to the Supreme Court on 25 May 2012

An excellent and informative day was had by members and guests when they visited the home of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a Grade II listed building situated on a site closely linked with Justice and law for nearly a millennium.


Visit to the Bank of England

27 members and guests were given rare access to the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street on the evening of 9th November. Gathering in the foyer of Sir Herbert Baker’s fine building, we were taken into the care of our guide for what proved to a fascinating and enjoyable tour of one of the city’s […]


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