Bursary Awards at Cannon Street Station
On Tuesday 13 March 2018 at Cannon Street railway station, the Master standing next to Bertie, the Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue, gave Plumbers’ Company bursaries to three apprentice plumbers
At a special event next to the Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue at Cannon Street Station the Master gave Plumbers’ Company bursaries to three apprentice plumbers – Rebecca Russell, who is being trained at Croydon College and Luke Ellyatt & Theo Hines who are following a course at the Steve Willis Training Centre. Each bursary consists of a voucher to the value of £1000 which allows the student to purchase tools from Monument Tools. We were pleased to welcome John Collier and Jamie Fisher of Monument Tools who had sponsored the bursaries. The Master spoke about the Company and its presence in the City for over 650 years. Alison Gowman, Alderman for Dowgate, the Ward in which the statue is sited congratulated the Company on their support for apprentices and explained how Bridge Trust, that she chaired, was working actively supporting young persons in training.
The statue and a plaque on the wall of the station commemorate the Plumbers’ Hall which was compulsorily purchased and demolished to make way for the station in 1863 and recognise our companies continuing support to the training of plumbing apprentices.