London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Tower of London bids farewell to a unique employee
Published: Saturday 1st of November 2008
The Tower of London has said goodbye to a unique members of its staff this week, it has emerged.
New Zealander Patrick Nolan, who claims to the only foreign Beefeater in the 930-year history of the Tower, has retired from his position, 3 News reports.
Mr Nolan has been a yeoman for 16 years, coming to the job after serving for over twenty years in the armed forces on foreign postings all around the world.
He says he plans to retire to Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty on the North Island of New Zealand.
Yeoman Warders – more commonly known as Beefeaters – act as tour guides and offer information for visitors at the Tower of London.
Others have specific roles to play in the running of the Tower, such as responsibility for the famous ravens.
In 2007 Moira Cameron became the first ever female Beefeater, beating five men to the post.
LondonPass holders can enjoy free entry to the Tower of London, a saving of £16.50 for adults and £9.50 for children. They can also take advantage of a twenty per cent discount in the Armouries Cafe and an audioguide for the reduced price of £2.50.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast