SHEEP DRIVE & LIVERY FAIR, Southwark Bridge – 26th September 2021, 10am to 4pm
AMANDA OWEN, THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS, LEADING THE ANNUAL SHEEP DRIVE 2021!
Best-selling author of four books and star of Channel 5’s “Our Yorkshire Farm”, Amanda swapped her 2000 acre hill farm in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, one of the most remote places in England, for the City of London for the day. Amanda accompanied the Lord Mayor of London, The Right Honourable William Russell, and hundreds of the City’s Freemen, becoming river shepherds for the day to practice their ancient “right” to drive sheep over the Thames and into the City.
“When the Sheep Drive & Livery Fair invited me to be their guest, saying yes was an easy decision to make. This event is so prestigious to be involved in, one which carries years of history and I’m so proud to be able to lead the first drive of sheep across Southwark Bridge on 26thSeptember. Sheep are central to my life and this celebration of them will be a day to remember.” Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Now into its 9th year, hosted by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, the 2021 Sheep Drive and Livery Fair took place on historic Southwark Bridge, which was traffic-free for the day – and open to the public to enjoy the full atmosphere of the event Free of Charge!
CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA… which has been alive with activity from Participants, Stall Holders and Visitors alike!
AND WATCH THIS SPACE… for updates as next year’s plans unfold, provisional date, 25th September, 2022!
A splendid day of Livery fellowship which also showcases the enduring relevance of wool as a sustainable and versatile material in today’s world.
Watch our EweTube videos:
BBC London News, 26th September, 2021. Coverage of the Sheep Drive & Livery Fair, supporting key messages about wool, sustainabilty and climate change!
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.