Apprentice Tour of The Tower of London - April 2019

On April 3, 2019, a group of apprentices were given a tour of The Tower of London.

The Tower of London has long been a highly anticipated apprentice visit. The doors of Her Royal Majesty’s Palace and Fortress were open to us. A private tour such as ours, is not usually the prerogative of the general public. This amazing opportunity was generously arranged by Deputy Governor Debbie Whittingham who is the Head of Operations and Security at the Tower and is also a Member of the Company.

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We were kindly guided by one of only 37 Yeoman Warders, YW Watts, whom charmed us with his wittiness and extraordinary insight into the traditions and history of the Tower.

The visit was organised for the Apprentice Group by Andrew Knights. The party {see picture} pictured during the tour consisted of Andrew Knights and Apprentices Owen Baldwin-Evans, Faith Fetuga,  Wunmi Adeyemi,  Liam Callender, James Fox, Charlie Morton, Luke Wheeler, Toni Brunton-Douglas, and  Middle Warden and Apprentice Management Group Member Yasmeen Stratton.

From admiring the crown jewels to strolling across drawbridges, exploring the White Tower to spotting the mark of Ann Boleyn’s burial place, from visiting the St John’s Chapel to marvelling at the intricate details of the architectural work, the tour was positively wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. Safe to say we all went home with our heads intact.

Faith Fetuga
Apprentice