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City walking tour and sheep drive

26th September

£15 – £65

You are invited to join a City walking tour followed by lunch in an historic coaching inn followed by the annual sheep drive across Southwark Bridge

Meet at Gerald Eve LLP, 1 Bread Street, EC4M 9BE at approximately 1000 (TBC)


Walking tour

The day will commence with tea and coffee at the offices of Gerald Eve LLP in Bread Street hosted by Honorary Court Assistant Richard Robinson. The exact meeting time will be promulgated nearer the date. This will be followed by a walking tour of the City hosted by one of the 200 official London Tour Guides, Simon Whitehouse, who was such a popular host of the Coachmakers’ Virtual Pub Tour earlier this year. The walk  will focus on the Great 12 Livery Company Halls. 20 places are available for this element of the event at a cost of £15 pp.

After the walking tour, lunch will be taken at The George Inn, 5-77 Borough High Street, SOUTHWARK; built in the 17th century, it is the last galleried coaching inn in England, owned by the National Trust and managed by Greene King. Places will be pre-booked but payment will be the responsibility of those attending on the day.

Sheep Drive
After lunch, commencing at 1500 hrs 10 places have been booked with the Woolmens’ Company to enable 10 Coachmakers to exercise their right as Freemen of the City of London to drive sheep across a bridge in London, this year it is Southwark Bridge.

Coachmakers participating are welcome to invite a partner or a friend to join in and observe this truly unique and historic event of British tradition at its best but please note that only Coachmakers who have been awarded the Freedom of the City of London may drive the sheep across the bridge.Everyone driving sheep will be awarded a certificate signed by the Lord Mayor and it offers a terrific opportunity to take a photograph for the mantlepiece!

Cost £65 per Freeman driving.

Places are limited and the names of those participating in the Sheep Drive must be submitted to the Woolmens’ Company by 25th June 2021, SO PLEASE BOOK NOW.

If you have any questions please contact Liveryman Roger Woodbridge on rogerwoodbridge@hotmail.com or 07469 700102.

Event Details:

Date: 26th September
Cost: £15 – £65

Organiser Details:

Phone: 07469700102
Email: rogerwoodbridge@hotmail.com


Address: 1 Bread Street
London, EC4M 9BE United Kingdom
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