On Saturday 13th November, for the first time since 2017 the Woolmen took to the streets of the City as part of the Lord Mayor’s Show to celebrate the installation of Woolman Vincent Keaveny as Lord Mayor. Barbara and David Seamark produced their wonderful sheep who were quad biked around the City in their trailer and many Woolmen participated as walkers.
The show dates back to the early 13th century when King John rashly allowed the City of London to appoint its own Mayor. He insisted that each newly-elected Mayor should come to Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown, and the Lord Mayor of London has been making that journey for over 800 years. The noisy, colourful and joyous procession that grew over the centuries became known as The Lord Mayor’s Show.