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Sheep across London Bridge : The Freedom of the City of London

11th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm

London Bridge 1682

Admitting people to the Freedom of the City of London is an ancient custom that dates back to the early thirteenth century. This was a life-changing event as it gave the individual the right to earn money through a trade or craft as a member of one of the venerable City of London’s Livery Companies.

Murray Craig presents a talk on the history of the Freedom and all its valuable privileges – including the right to herd sheep and other animals across London Bridge.

About Murray Craig

As Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at the City of London, Murray Craig is involved in both historical research and in the current system for admitting people to the Freedom of the City.  Only the 37th Clerk since 1294, Murray is also a qualified City of London guide.

Doors open

Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm. The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.

A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

Image of London Bridge 1682 – Commons Wikimedia


11th September 2019
8:00 pm


Union Church Hall
Corner of Ferme Park Road/Weston Park
London, N8 9PX United Kingdom
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