Scottish plumber gets freedom of the City

Aberdeen plumber and president of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers Allan McIntosh has been made a Freeman of the City of London.

The granting of the Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest traditional ceremonies surviving today. It is believed that the first Freedom was presented in 1237.  A number of ancient privileges associated with the Freedom  include the right to herd sheep over London bridge, to go about the City with a drawn sword and –  if you are unlucky enough to be convicted of a capital offence – to be hung with a silken rope.

He joins other Freemen including Norman Wisdom, Luciano Pavarotti and Barbara Windsor.

Is this the highest honour to be bestowed on a UK plumber? Are there any Drain Doctor plumbers out there who have an unusual title, honour or claim to fame? We would love to hear from you.


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