JOIN US FOR THE SHEEP DRIVE & LIVERY FAIR ON SOUTHWARK BRIDGE
SUNDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER 2020
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. We are honoured that this year’s Sheep Drive will be led by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the world’s greatest sopranos, accompanied by The Lord Mayor of London, William Russell.
Join us also on Southwark Bridge for the Livery Fair, where many of the City of London’s ancient and modern livery companies will 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.
Regulars and liverymen will know that the Sheep Drive is normally held on London Bridge in line with tradition. London Bridge is receiving some essential re-surfacing TLC during 2020.
Therefore, we are relocating close-by to Southwark Bridge. Thanks to the City of London Corporation, we are delighted to have the use of the entire bridge, traffic-free for the day. A “first” in modern times and this will be an event not to be missed!