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Sun, 24 Sept

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London

Southwartk Sheep drive and liveryy fair

A great family day out in support of two fantastic causes. All proceeds from the annual Sheep Drive & Livery Fair are in aid of The Woolmen Charity and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Southwartk Sheep drive and liveryy fair
Southwartk Sheep drive and liveryy fair

Time & Location

24 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

London, Southwark Bridge Rd, London EC4R 3TE, UK

About the event

Sheep Drive

There  are probably as many theories and legends about the right to drive  sheep over London Bridge as there are livery companies. The original  Guilds controlled standards of work and the suitability of tradesmen to  be apprenticed to a master.

In medieval times, sheep  farmers drove their sheep across London Bridge into the City of London  to sell them at market. Freemen of the City were excused the bridge toll  that had to be paid by other people crossing the bridge, in recognition  of their status as local traders.

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