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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sunday Bridges - Ancient Rites

An ancient right dating back to the middle ages allowing the freemen of London city to drive sheep over London Bridge free of charge was exercised by the Lime Street Ward Club in aid of the Red Cross on Saturday. All freemen were invited to the special event where this special breed of sheep "stufftus onwheelera lifesizium" crossed the bridge finishing with a race at twightlight. In addition to the fastest sheep awards were also given to best of breed and the highly coveted black sheep award.

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19 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Little Bow Beep has found her sheep

Francisca said...

Hmmm... is it an ancient rite or right? :-D What a great special breed of sheep! Being born in the Year of the Sheep I sure hope I never get Stufftus! :-D

Leif Hagen said...

Very cute sheep! They seem to be the non-grass eating variety!

Halcyon said...

Very funny! Love it for the bridge series. :D

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful! Funny sheep.

Sharon said...

You started my day with a good laugh and I thank you for that.

Lesley said...

This is one way to keep the sheep towing the line!

jabblog said...

It seems a good compromise to use 'artificial' sheep. Great fun!

Linnea said...

What a great photo this is...quite unique to see such a sight!

/t. said...

i think
it is nice
that these folks
give their tired dollys
little green dollies to ride on

× × ×

/t.

EG Wow said...

LOVE this post! And the official Latin name of this breed of sheep made me laugh! :)

RedPat said...

What great fun! Love it. Thanks.

Lucy Corrander said...

You are extraordinarily clever at knowing about such events and then managing to be there!

Lucy

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o they should have done it with real sheep (bet health & safety wouldn't let them!)

Irredento Urbanita said...

Those sheeps look so real. I like the way and the colours you caught the sky.

Regards

Valery

[Barcelona Daily Photo]

H said...

Brilliant!

Ryan said...

Imagine someone visiting the city for the first time and witnessing this lol.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm always amused by these traditions that have strong links to the past.

Emm said...

stufftus onwheelera lifesizium Bwaahahahahahaha. That is too funny.

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