If you're in London on the 29th September, come along and watch this ancient right of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. http://woolmen.com/
To all Freemen of the City of London Know ye by these presents that The Worshipful Company of Woolmen (hereinafter referred to as ‘The Company’) will be exercising their rights as Freemen of the City of London to drive their sheep across London Bridge on Sunday 29th September 2013.
And accordingly The Company invite all Freemen of the City of London (hereinafter referred to as ‘The City’) and their family and friends to join them in exercising their aforesaid traditional rights.
For the pleasure and enjoyment of which The Company will require a donation of £50 per Freeman, which will cover the provision of sheep, the measures required to ensure the health and well-being of the sheep in accordance with the requirements of the RSPCA, the health and safety measures required by the EU authorities in Brussels, the traffic control measures required by the authorities in Guildhall and a personal certificate signed by the Master of The Company confirming that their rights have been exercised successfully and in accordance with current tradition.
And be it known that all proceeds made from this day of extravagant pleasure and licence will be divided between the Lord Mayor’s Charities and The Company’s charitable trust.
Therefore all Freemen of The City wishing to so exercise their rights and take advantage of the facilities provided by the Company on this day are requested to book their sheep and their place by completing the attached form and returning it as indicated thereon.