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Bench - Mayoralty

Erection date: 14/6/1989

Inscription

{Inscribed on the bench back:}
This bench was presented by The Worshipful Company of Masons to the Corporation of London on the 14th June 1989 to commemorate the 800th year of the Mayoralty.

Along the front edge of the bench 10 sets of deviders are carved and along the top of the back 6 of the Masons' shield.

Site: Guildhall - Roman amphitheatre, plaque, 2 benches (4 memorials)

EC2, Guildhall Yard

Our picture shows the north-east corner of the Yard. The cyclist is in front of the two benches. The plaque is carved on the panel on the building to the left of the benches. You can just see the Whittington statue in the square opening to the right. All the ground in the Yard used to be part of the Roman amphitheatre which is marked with an oval of black stones, not visible in our picture but view this location in Google Maps satellite view and you see it clearly - some people probably claim that it's visible from the moon.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bench - Mayoralty

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Mayoralty of the City of London - 800th anniversary

The Mayor, poor lamb, has to make 700 speeches during his year in office.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Bench - Mayoralty

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Worshipful Company of Masons

The masons did very well out of the post-fire rebuilding of London. From thei...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Bench - United Wards Club

Bench - United Wards Club

{On a bronze plaque embedded in the seat, around a crest:} The United Wards ...

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Guildhall - restored

Guildhall - restored

This east wing of the south front of the Guildhall was restored in 1910 accor...

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Roman amphitheatre

Roman amphitheatre

Our picture comes courtesy of Google Satellite view. A visit to the Guildhall...

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