Ever Wanted to Drive Sheep Across London Bridge?
24th September 2017
Our Chairman, Peter Benson OAM was made a Freeman of the City of London in July 2016. As a Freeman of the City of London Peter has the privilege of being able to run sheep across London Bridge.
Each year the Worshipful Company of Woolmen organise a day where Freeman are able to run sheep across all or part of London Bridge. The funds they raise aid the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust. In 2017, Peter Benson has been able to secure the Britain-Australia Society a limited number of places for members to drive sheep across part of London Bridge on Sunday 24 September 2017.
As we have access to a few places we will be balloting to members only. The entire £50 donation entry will be passed onto the Sheep Drive’s charities. Ballot entries close on Wednesday 5 April 2017.
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is one of the oldest of the Livery Companies of the City of London tracing its roots to 1180. Originally it was the body that oversaw woolpackers and wool merchants to ensure consistent standards for wool producers and wool merchants throughout the wool industry. It now combines its ancient history and traditions with an active role with the $80Bn Global Wool Pipeline Industries through its City Wool Project linking the City of London Financial and Professional sectors with the Global Industry. Equally importantly through its Charitable Trust it supports research into appropriate wool related procedures and practices; provides bursaries for students of wool, textile, design, wool marketing and retailing and it awards prizes and medals for sheep shearing at the major agricultural shows.
The Company works closely with both the British Wool Marketing Board and the Australian Woolmark Company.
Please note this is a London event