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.



Worshipful Company of Woolmen sheep drive over London Bridge today with help from

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



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.



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.

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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.

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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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