Ottewill Silversmiths are proud to have manufactured a new verge for Westminster Abbey. The piece was used for the first time on 15th October by the Dean’s Verger, Martin Castledine. The special service, to celebrate the 750th Anniversary of the re-building of the Abbey, was attended by Her Majesty The Queen.
The commission by Westminster Abbey following a tender process overseen by The Goldsmiths’ Company, stipulated that the piece had to be made by an apprentice. Our 5th year apprentice, 21 year old William Sullivan, relished the challenge and it was hand made to an exceptional standard in our Ashford based silver workshops. You can read more about the making of the new Westminster Abbey Verge here