Sheep Drive and Livery Fair
When: Sunday 25th September, from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Where: London Bridge and The Monument
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the 2022 Sheep Drive will be led by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny; also a Woolman – and our very special guest; farmer, best-selling author and one of the UK’s most-loved broadcasters, Kate Humble.
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is delighted to announce that farmer, bestselling author and one of the UK’s most-loved broadcasters, Kate Humble will be bringing her passion for nature to the City of London, in support of the Woolmen’s 2022 charity Sheep Drive & Livery Fair, taking place on Sunday 25th September.
Kate will be coming from her Wye Valley farm to join The Lord Mayor of London, The Rt Hon Vincent Keaveny, in leading Freemen of the City of London in a Ewe-nique annual livery event re-enacting a Freemen’s ancient right to herd sheep to market over London Bridge, toll-free. Now celebrating its 10th year, Freemen of the City of London flock to book their places on what is always a sell-out event – with 2022 being no exception. Funds raised support the Woolmen’s Charity and Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Kate will also be attending the open-to-all and free Livery Fair, taking place nearby on the piazza at The Monument. Fascinating displays of traditional Livery Company and wool trades and crafts, including sheep shearing, will take place throughout the day. The Livery Fair is a fantastic day out for all the family and a fun reminder of the abiding and vital connection between city and nature.
The Turners’ Company will be having a stand selling beautiful turned goods made available from the Turning For Good Initiative. This was an initiative to help woodturners during the pandemic. All proceeds will go to the Turners’ Charity.
John Burbage will also be demonstrating on a pole lathe, and selling his work.
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