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MBE awarded for services to historic building restoration & conservation

Master Plumber and craftsman Terry Fillary, a specialist in ornate leadwork, has been awarded an MBE for services to historic building restoration and conservation.

Mr Fillary is and has worked on many prestigious restoration projects at notable sites such as: the Tower of London; Kensington Palace; Mansion House; Thames House, Millbank; and Crosby Hall, Chelsea.

Mr Fillary, who is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), also designed and manufactured ornamental lead planters at Buckingham Palace and Sandringham House.

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) chief executive officer Kevin Wellman said: “I am delighted that Terry’s dedication to restoration and conservation of historic buildings has been recognised. He is a man who appreciates the beauty of leadwork and has always done his best to share his passion for the craft.

“Terry, who joined the Institute some 50 years ago, possesses exceptional qualities and skills. In addition to the voluntary work undertaken for and on behalf of the CIPHE, he has given his expertise freely to plumbing museums, where the public has witnessed his craftsmanship first hand during his practical demonstrations. Through his support and dedication he has been a great inspiration to many operating across all levels of the plumbing industry. Congratulations to a great friend and true leadwork craftsman.”

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