Not only a maker of wheels, but also of the whole wagon. He was of course a craftsman of the highest standard, after all, nobody wanted a cart or wagon that shook itself apart within weeks nor did they want the wheels warping or breaking. He had a vast knowledge of how best to season and to use different woods and it could take many months to make a wagon.
Up until the late 1800s the Wheelwright was never short of work….however along came the factories, and suddenly people could buy cheaper wagons with a much quicker delivery date. The craft of the Wheelwright went into something of a decline, but some survived and prospered by diversifying into carpentry.
People who were Wheelwrights
|R. Percival Junior||September 1822||Wheelwright||Eye, Herefordshire|
|William Barr||December 1861||Wheelwright||Eyton, Herefordshire|
|J. Powell||October 1863||Wheelwright||Brookfield, Herefordshire|
|C. Webb||July 1864||Wheelwright||Garway, Herefordshire|
|George Maund||May 1866||Wheelwright||Pembridge, Herefordshire|