Sheep driven over London Bridge
33 images Created 5 Oct 2014
Freemen of the City of London exercise their right to drive sheep across London Bridge – organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, it is one of London’s ancient traditions, dating back more than 800 years. This year it was attended by Shaun the Sheep, ahead of the ‘Shaun in the City’ arts trail coming to London in spring 2015. The event aims not only to put the spotlight on British lamb and wool but also to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Last year’s event raised more than £40,000, part of the £43 million raised for charity by the 110 City of London Livery Companies last year. This year’s event involved more than 600 freemen drawn from the City’s 110 Livery Companies and twenty sheep, provided for the event by a farmer from Bedfordshire, with only ten at a time driven across the bridge. 05 Oct 2014.