Sheep Drive

5th December 2013
Sheep Drive

On Sunday 29th September, Richard exercised his right as a Freeman of the City of London to drive sheep over London Bridge.

The day was organised by The Worshipful Company of Woolmen, one of 109 liveries in the capital. The event took place on Sunday 29th September with around 600 freemen taking part. The tradition of hearding sheep across London Bridge dates back to the 1100's where you were not charged a toll if you were a Freeman. Other traditions also included being allowed to be drunk and disorderly without being arrested and to carry a naked sword in public. Although I'm not sure Richard could get away with these today!Sheep Drive

The day was a great success and all funds raised go towards The Worshipful of Company Woolmen Charitable Trust, and The Lord Mayors Charities.