You may be surprised to know that there are a multitude of more famous people who were had a strong, prevalent plastering background. Taking a plastering course will equip you with a multitude of skills, but it can also lead to a lot of greater things. One day you may be taking your first plastering course, and the next the whole world will know your name.
Joseph Thomas Sawyer
Probably one of the most famous plasters amongst those in the profession, Joseph worked for years in the trade, and later went on to teach several generations of post-war tradesman at the East Ham School of Building. He wrote the first widely-used textbook in the profession, ‘Plastering’, which was published in 1951.
Bond, James Bond
Before he was the ever-suave and debonair 007, Sean Connery worked with his brother, who was a plastering contractor in Edinburgh, on and off through the years before going on to become the star we all know and love.
As a jack of many trades, this activist and actor is the definition of a chameleon. He is famous for his roles as Jim Royle in the sitcom The Royle Family and Charilie Wilson in Cracker, and has been a political activist for the Socialist Laubour Party, as well investing much time and money in the charity Human Milk of Cheshire and North Wales. As you can tell he’s a very busy guy, and you probably never would have guessed that he was a plasterer by trade.
Eddie The Eagle
He skis, he jumps, he plasters – yet another plaster who seemingly does it all. Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is a plasterer who took a shot and went for the gold in Britain’s 1988 Olympics. He’s quoted saying that he was amazed when he went from making £6,000 a year to £10,000 an hour; talk about success.
Frank married plasterer’s daughter, and spent his early years, working with his father-in-law plastering walls while waiting for his big break. Taking whistling while you work to a whole new level!
If you want to follow in some of these famous plasterers’ footsteps, the best place to start is on a course and we have plenty of those on offer right here!
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