A Vulliamy moment to share…


All eyes will be on London this weekend, and it’s looking very handsome I must say.
Among the most iconic and most photographed images of the Thames are the dolphin lampposts that line the Albert Embankment.
I see them in movies, I walk past them often: always in the background but always there.

There’s a nice close up here.

They were designed by my ancestor George Vulliamy – ‘Cast Iron George’ – in 1870. He was also responsible, less romantically but vitally, for designing London’s great iron drainage system that literally underpins the city.

So next time you’re in town and you spot one, give a dolphin’s nose a little stroke from me.