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City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge

London SE1 website team

Barbara Windsor was among the freemen of the City of London to exercise their right to drive sheep across London Bridge on Sunday.

City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge
City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge

The event – now in its third year – was organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen to raise funds for the Woolmen's Charitable Trust and the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

City freemen each paid £50 for the opportunity to help drive a flock of sheep part of the way across the bridge.

The animals were supplied by the Woodlands Farm Trust and Spitalfields City Farm.

In 2013 activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote to the then Lord Mayor of London to urge that sheep drives on London Bridge be discontinued.

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