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Some Sheep Trotted Over London Bridge Yesterday

Did you manage to spot them?

1. A flock of sheep were herded across London Bridge on Sunday.


CityHarvest13

@CityHarvest2013

Worshipful Company of Woolmen sheep drive over London Bridge today with help from http://t.co/Cn83JRqZvO

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2. The lord mayor of the City of London and Freemen of the City drove 20 sheep across the bridge.


IFAJ2014

@IFAJ2014

Freemen of City of London can herd sheep on London Bridge! #ifaj 2014 co-chairs have done just that today:

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3. The practice dates back to the 1100s.


PancakeFarm

@PancakeFarm

Exercising my #freeman’s right to drive sheep across #londonbridge - loving the looks from Londoners & tourists!

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4. Until 1835, any tradesperson in the City of London was granted the title of freeman, which entitled them to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without a toll.


elaine maxwell

@maxwele2

My brother exercising his right to herd sheep over London Bridge

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5. The last sheep drive was in 2009, for charity. This year’s drive benefitted the lord mayor’s appeal and charitable trust.


London SE1

@se1

Sheep on London Bridge

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6. Sheep of London, we salute you.

 

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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