The Anonymous Widower

No Budget; Employ Students

In the depths of The Times is a story about a walk in the City of London, with the planning officer; Peter Rees.  This phrase caught my eye.

As we walk through the ornate arcades of Leadenhall Market he points to the rich roof decoration and says, “the Corporation had no budget for restoration, so I employed art students to do the job.”

Good lateral thinking. They did a very good job too!

The article also says that some of the best views of London are from the roof of One New Change, the new shopping centre in the City by St. Paul’s.  I must check! There’s more about it here.

March 16, 2013 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. Excellent idea if the art students are gaining valuable (and relevant) experience and referees for future employment. I wish them well.

    Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 16, 2013 | Reply

    • It certainly was a job well done, although it was done some years ago.

      Comment by AnonW | March 16, 2013 | Reply

      • Oh, right! Well, I hope that all those former students are still gainfully and happily employed.

        Comment by Janice Mermikli | March 16, 2013

  2. […] Note the date of 1990.  Was that when the art students repainted the inside, as I reported here. […]

    Pingback by Leadenhall Market « The Anonymous Widower | March 17, 2013 | Reply

  3. […] said in this post yesterday, that I would go to One New Change to check out the […]

    Pingback by One New Change « The Anonymous Widower | March 17, 2013 | Reply

  4. […] The restoration of the market was done in 1990 by students, as I posted in No Budget; Employ Students. […]

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