What could be more appropriate to the reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo ship than support from the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.
The original purpose of the Company 700 years ago was to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London. This continues today with the presentation of annual awards of excellence. The Company maintains its strong links to the maritime and marine sectors, with which all Liverymen must have connections. The Shipwrights’ Company has a strong philanthropic purpose and donates annually to maritime related causes, individuals, charities and companies. Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and all members of the Company enjoy a full programme of activities including dinners, visits, social events and informal gatherings.
The members of this ancient livery Company have been engaged in our Saxon Ship project from the very early days. The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company – and indeed Woodbridge Riverside Trust – are very grateful for the ongoing endorsement and financial support that they have been given.
On Friday 4th of January representatives from the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights will be visiting the Longshed in Woodbridge to present us with a plaque in recognition of our relationship. Anyone is welcome to attend the presentation which will be held at 11am.
The Longshed, Tide Mill Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1FP