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 http://t.co/Cn83JRqZvO
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:
3. The practice dates back to the 1100s.
Exercising my #freeman’s right to drive sheep across #londonbridge - loving the looks from Londoners & tourists!
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.
My brother exercising his right to herd sheep over London Bridge
5. The last sheep drive was in 2009, for charity. This year’s drive benefitted the lord mayor’s appeal and charitable trust.
Sheep on London Bridge