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19 February 2014

Find the Plumber's Apprentice at Cannon Street

A somewhat out-of-place addition to Cannon Street Station, the seven foot tall, bronze 'Plumber's Apprentice' was unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester in October 2011, on what was the site of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers' livery hall until 1863, a compulsorily purchase order meant it was demolished to allow for expansion of the station.

The Company hadn't been very lucky with its livery halls, as the previous hall was destroyed in the Great Fire of London and subsequently rebuilt on the site where the station now stands in 1690. The erection of the statue was designed to symbolically mark 400 years since the granting of the Plumbers' royal charter by James I.

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