The Lord Mayor welcomed an unusual visitor to Mansion House to officially declare the Sheep Drive 2022 bookings open.
“Harlequin” – a crossbreed ewe from the Woodlands Farm Trust, a City Farm, accompanied the Master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, Peter Hullah, and distinguished guests, including some of our key 2022 sponsors, The Campaign for Wool, British Wool, Vispring and AON.
Images and videos that capture the wonderful essence of the Sheep Drive & Livery Fair 2021.
“The Cadets, led by Ms Danielle Lucas – from various detachments forming No. 4 Company, The City of London and North East Sector of the Army Cadet Force“.
A morning photocall with our Sponsors.
Our Headline Sponsor The Campaign For Wool, with Canadian Campaign For Wool & British Wool Guests.
Special Guests visiting Stall Holders at the Livery Fair.
The Seamarks – their sheep and dogs.
Formalities with The Guildable Manor of Southwark before setting off.
Our hard working Woodlands Farm Trust and other City Farm Volunteers, the Seamark Volunteers, Ian Roper of Westpoint Farm Vets and the RSPCA – for keeping all four legged participants and visitors behaved and well cared for!
With thanks to the The Company of Communicators for all their support on the day.
Stall Holders – North side of Southwark Bridge.
The Worshipful Company of Upholders – Master Wendy Shorter-Blake MBE, with Beadle Roy Theobald inviting Company Masters to add a brass nail to his board, which has travelled with him to events for c10 years – with the most nails added at the Livery Fair 2021!
Derek Hunt of the The Worshipful Company of Glaziers captures the wonderful atmosphere of the day including interviews with The Lord Mayor of London talking about the Guilds and The Master of the Glaziers.
The Lord Mayor of London about to try his hand at spoke shaving with The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights – and more Stall Holders.
Book signing at the Waterstones stall with Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess.
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Stall Holders – South side of Southwark Bridge.
Simply enjoying the day!
Andy Wear – Fernhill Farm treating visitors to some expert blade shearing displays.
More business taking place at the Upholders stall, with Special Guests including Alderman Vincent Keaveny getting ahead of the game!
A lovely family day out.
The Wild Wool Shepherdess family on a City adventure with their beautiful sheeprugs.
Participants and visitors – Dressed for the occasion.
More Stall Holders and a new friend.
A celebratory thank you to our hosts – The Beautiful Southwark Bridge, The River Thames, The London Borough of Southwark and The City of London Corporation! With fabulous water displays from the London Fire Brigade – Lambeth Fire Boat, the Little Ship Club inviting potential & new members to visit their riverside premises and some lovely new friends and followers at Urban Herdwick.
The real stars of the day – The North of England Mules!
Not forgetting David Seamark’s fantastic dogs…. getting in on the action with our event photographer Andy Sillett – Andy Sillett Photography.
Master of the Woolmen, Alderman Sir David Wootton – participants, guests and visitors!
End of a wonderful day…
With special thanks to our partners at Square Events.
And ultmatley – the Woolmen’s Management and Administration Team who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for all!