2020 SHEEP DRIVE & LIVERY FAIR: POSTPONED to 2021

We hope all of our friends and supporters are keeping safe and well during these challenging times. 

As you would expect, the organising committee of the Sheep Drive and Livery Fair have been closely monitoring developments and consulting widely about arrangements for our events this year.   

Our aim has always been to deliver an event that is a safe, fun day out, celebrating the ancient tradition of a Freeman’s right to drive their sheep to market over London Bridge, tariff-free, and through this unique event, raise funds for the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust and Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

It is with considerable regret that we have decided to postpone the planned Sheep Drive and Livery Fair on Sunday 27th September, which this year was due to take place on Southwark Bridge, allowing for essential works taking place on London Bridge.

WATCH THIS SPACE… for further details of next year’s event on 26th September 2021. Also check out our social media where we will be following the stories of the team – that’s both two legged and four – as we launch our plans, with some updates and nuggets of news along the way!

A splendid day where Freemen of the City of London drive sheep across the Thames, re-enacting their historic right to bring their sheep to market in the city, always attended by a special guest and the incumbent Lord Mayor of London.

Accompanied by the Livery Fair, where many of the City of London’s ancient and modern livery companies demonstrate their trade, craft or profession with colourful and interactive displays, along with a variety of stalls specialising in all things wool, arts & crafts and food & drink.

Truly a unique family day out invoking the memory of life on London’s bridges in years gone by, in aid of the Woolmen’s Company Charitable Trust and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.