The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and Duty Officer arrive

At 1130 hrs on Thursday 05 October, the Masons’ Company was honoured to host the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor at the unveiling of London Stone on its return to its traditional location at 111 Cannon Street.


The building’s owners, Messrs Adrian and Nicholas Fu, who had flown in from Hong Kong for the unveiling, were joined by the
Master’s of several Livery Companies, members of the Masons’ Company and others to witness the historic event.


Following a few well chosen words, the Master Mason invited the Lord Mayor to join him in unveiling the Stone together, which they did with aplomb !

After the formal ceremony, attendees moved inside for a short Reception where the Lord Mayor also spoke briefly.

Finally, this important and prestigious day was wrapped up, as is traditional with Masons’ Company, with a thoroughly good lunch, much enjoyed by all !

One of the leading City Stone Masons; Messrs Szerelmey Ltd also reported HERE and most interestingly speculated on the actual stone type

Messrs Adrian & Nicholas Fu, the building’s owners, talk to Past Master David Beattie
The Master greets Lord Mayor on his arrival
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and Master Mason in front of the London Stone in its new housing
The Lord Mayor addresses guests at the Reception
The Lord Mayor talking with the building’s owner, Mr Nicholas Fu
The Mistress Mason, Past Master Bill Gloyn and the Beadle await the unveiling
Past Master David Beattie and the Master Pavior


The Master Plumber (I) and Master Carpenter
Past Master Gavin Tait (I) and Derek Sayer
The Renter Warden, Christine Rigden and Court Assistant Matt Hampson





Past Master Neil Barnes and Freeman David Collier
Waiting for the Mayoral Party to arrive
The Lord Mayor with Mr Nicholas Fu



The Master Plumber (I) and Master Constructor share a joke
Liveryman Peter Blincow (r) talks with Past Master Neil Barnes
London Stone in its housing outside 111 Cannon Street


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