Cannon Street’s Giant Bronze Plumber

Whilst we may associate world famous sculptor Martin Jennings with John Betjeman at St Pancras International, a new seven foot bronze statue of a Plumbers Apprentice at London's Cannon Street terminus has been inveiled.

October 6th, 2011

Cannon Street's station is built on the site of the old hall of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, this year celebrating their 400th anniversary. The hall was part of a compulsory purchase order to allow the building of the railway line and train shed, and with redevelopment occurring at a rapid pace, this sculpture will add something of finesse and a piece to interest in what will soon be a mixture of metal and glass.

The company as a whole fully supports young plumbers entering the trade, as well as the creation of apprenticeships. The unveiling was completed in conjunction with a World Skills competition which is currently underway at Excel London.

Unveiled to a small press gallery, and a group of members and Liverymen of the Worshipful Company, the covering was removed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, along with the Lord Mayor of London and the Master of the Worshipful Company itself.


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