The Livery Fair is a unique opportunity to be a part of recreating historic community activities that took place on London’s bridges. The Fair focusses on specialist wool and textile trades, crafts and demonstrations, in addition to an eclectic selection of food and drink.
Whilst being an integral part of the day for supporters of the Sheep Drive, the Fair also enables a number of the 110 City of London Liveries to showcase to the public what they do and the charitable work they support, with skilled tradespeople conducting interactive demonstrations of their specialist areas.
At our 2021 event, we were delighted that Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, was signing her latest title: “Tales From the Farm” at the Waterstones book stall.
All of this will took place next to the re-enactment of Freemen exercising their right to drive their sheep over the Thames to market.
Public entry to the Livery Fair and viewing of the Sheep Drive – 10am to 4pm (a rare and wonderful opportunity afforded by the full closure of Southwark Bridge), was Free of Charge!
Watch this space for updates… as plans unfold for our event on 25th September, 2022 (provisional date TBC)!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kirsten at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07837 231865.
Livery Company Stalls – 2021
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen supporting:
– Kaiapoi (Wool Innovation Prize Awardee)
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers supporting:
– YUSSICO (Cockpit Arts Awardee)
The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers supporting:
– Millie Thomas (Cockpit Arts Awardee)
– Vicky Cowin (Cockpit Arts Awaree)
The Worshipful Company of Drapers supporting:
The Worshipful Company of Weavers supporting:
Specialist Wool and Other Stalls & Activities – 2021
Campaign for Wool with Canadian Wool Council Guests
London Fire Brigade including: