15 November 2010

The Lord Mayor’s Parade

Yesterday I went into town to watch the Lord Mayor’s Parade, in which the various livery companies and other contributors march through the City of London and into the West End, accompanied by the Lord Mayor in his historic golden state coach.  The BBC reported that this was the City’s 683rd Lord Mayor, and that the coach (which is usually on display at the Museum of London) is 253 years old. 

I secured a position on the Strand beside St Clement Danes and within sight of the Royal Courts of Justice, and enjoyed the festival atmosphere and marching bands for an hour.  I even managed to put up with the old dear nearby whose sole line of commentary when she saw something impressive was ‘ooh yes’, repeated about every 45 seconds.

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