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London statue 'a nod to technicians who have attended plumbing courses'

Professionals who have taken plumbing courses may feel a sense of pride when they see a new statue in London.

The seven-foot bronze statue is set to be installed next year at Cannon Street station as a nod to plumbers and their role in the history of the City of London, according to the London Evening Standard.

Technicians on plumbing courses may have learned about the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, which is the livery organisation for the profession.

"Cannon Street was the site of the company's livery hall until 1863 when it was compulsorily purchased to make way for the expansion of the railway station," explained the publication.

The statue will show a plumber's apprentice and will be unveiled in 2011 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the livery being issued its charter.

According to its official website, the Worshipful Company of Plumbers aims to support employees in the profession, deal with issues affecting workers and maintain standards of practice.

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