Past Steward David Aggett

Company News

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Past Steward David Aggett at the age of 91. David joined the company in 1983 and served as our second Senior Steward in 1985. We send our thoughts and condolences to his whole family. Although he resigned from the company in 2019 for health reasons, his legacy will remain with us for two outstanding reasons.

Firstly, he was one of the worlds longest surviving heart transplant recipients and many of us will remember the party he held at Fishmongers’ Hall in 2013 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his operation.

Secondly, his model making skills were second to none and he made numerous ones throughout his life. His most famous one is, as I’m sure most will know, the stunning model of old London Bridge, which sits in our company church, St Magnus-the-Martyr.

He also made a model of our old Livery Hall, which was demolished in 1865 to make way for Cannon Street Railway Station. The model resides in the company office and was constructed using the only known picture of the Hall as a template, which also resides in the office.

More pictures and a full tribute to follow