Obituary – Neville Wells (1925 – 2021), past Master the Worshipful Company of Launderers (1973/74)

Obituary – Neville Wells (1925 – 2021), past Master the Worshipful Company of Launderers (1973/74)

Neville Manwaring Wells, much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep at Maidstone Hospital on 19 October 2021 after a short illness.

Many from the laundry industry attended his funeral at St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, on 25 November along with representatives from across all the activity groups that he supported in his lifetime.

Neville ran two laundries with his father Major Stanley Wells, who was also Master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers in 1960/62.

There will be many who remember Neville from the perspective of his diverse interests, of not only laundry but aviation, golf, tennis, walking, swimming as well as his choir singing.

Both Neville and his father Stanley promoted the setting up of the Worshipful Company of Launderers (1959/60) using their experience as active members of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers (who can trace their origins back for 700 years). In the early days, the Launderers Company meetings were held at Tallow Chandlers Hall, Dowgate Hill, London.

Neville remained very active attending most functions that he had time in his busy diary to appear and the last for the Launderers was a Sunday lunch on the River Thames in August 2021, which he attended with his daughter Fran.

Obituary – Neville Wells (1925 – 2021), past Master the Worshipful Company of Launderers (1973/74)

Neville Manwaring Wells, much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep at Maidstone Hospital on 19 October 2021 after a short illness.

Many from the laundry industry attended his funeral at St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, on 25 November along with representatives from across all the activity groups that he supported in his lifetime.

Neville ran two laundries with his father Major Stanley Wells, who was also Master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers in 1960/62.

There will be many who remember Neville from the perspective of his diverse interests, of not only laundry but aviation, golf, tennis, walking, swimming as well as his choir singing.

Both Neville and his father Stanley promoted the setting up of the Worshipful Company of Launderers (1959/60) using their experience as active members of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers (who can trace their origins back for 700 years). In the early days, the Launderers Company meetings were held at Tallow Chandlers Hall, Dowgate Hill, London.

Neville remained very active attending most functions that he had time in his busy diary to appear and the last for the Launderers was a Sunday lunch on the River Thames in August 2021, which he attended with his daughter Fran.

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