Published On: Sun, Sep 24th, 2017

Crowds 'flock' to Mary Berry sheep drive


TV chef Mary Berry was noticed by a whole lot of vacationers main 20 sheep throughout London Bridge.

The previous Nice British Bake Off presenter was chosen by organisers of the annual Nice Sheep Drive to kick off the occasion, which celebrates the Freemen of the Metropolis’s proper to drive the animals over the bridge.

The traditional custom sees a whole lot of individuals taking turns herding two teams of 10 sheep forwards and backwards over the River Thames.

Celebrity baker Mary Berry is followed by new Freemen of the City of London, as she herds sheep over London Bridge to help open the Wool Fair
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Berry is adopted by new Freemen of the Metropolis of London

It dates again to the 12th century, when merchants had been allowed to enter the Metropolis with out paying a toll.

The re-enactment goals to lift 1000’s of kilos for the Lord Mayor’s Enchantment.

Berry, who was herself made a Freeman of the Metropolis in 2014, stated the occasion went “like clockwork”.

“They had been exceedingly well-behaved,” she stated.

Celebrity baker Mary Berry holds her certificate with participants after herding sheep over London Bridge to help open the Wool Fair
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Berry holds her certificates with contributors after herding sheep over London Bridge

“I feel they’ve accomplished it earlier than,” she added.

“Lots of people are right here who won’t ever have seen sheep apart from a roast lamb on a Sunday.”

The drive is a part of the annual Wool Truthful, which is organised by the Worshipful Firm of Woolmen, who hope to throw the highlight on the British lamb and wool business.


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