The Plumber’s Apprentice, Cannon Street Station

Where: Cannon Street station concourse

What:  Sculpture of a plumber’s apprentice with lettering at the base. Cannon Street’s station was built on the site of the previous hall of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers which was bought under a compulsory purchase order in the 1800s. 2011 was the 400th anniversary of the company and the unveiling took place on World Skills Week by the Duke of Gloucester, along with the Lord Mayor of London and the Master of the Worshipful Company itself.

Words:  “This statue was erected on the site of its last Livery Hall by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the granting of its Charter by King James I in 1611 and to recognise the support given by the Company to the training of apprentices.”

“Benefactors: the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, the Barber family, the Guest family, BPEC, British Gas – Apprentice Training, SNIPEF and many others.”

Material: slate at the base; bronze sculpture

Date: 2011

Artist: Martin Jennings

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