THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2018
On November 10th 2018 the Company will be taking part in the Lord Mayor's Show
to celebrate the offices of Sherriff and Lord Mayor. 
The Pewterers' will also, by taking part in the show, raise money for the 2018-19 Master’s Charity, which is the Whitechapel Mission
EVENTS
ADMINISTRATION
The Lord Mayor's Show is one of the nation's most spectacular events involving some 6,500 participants, 70 floats, 20 military and civilian bands, together with dozens of horses and carriages, and the magnificent Gold State Coach. Its purpose is to convey the newly-elected Lord Mayor from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign, in a procession dating back to 1215. For more information go to  https://lordmayorsshow.london/​​
How can you get involved?
Members of the Company are encouraged to take part by attending the event and also helping to fundraise for Whitechapel Mission.

For more information on how to help sponsor the event CLICK HERE   

See below details of the event and timings.

The Event and Timings
Save the date to bring your family and friends, to the free-to-attend Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 10th November 2018. See
the new Lord Mayor of the City of London take to the streets in a glistening coach as part of a three-mile long ceremony full of
innovation, spectacle and pageantry.

The show is a London institution that mixes the modern and the traditional and represents the best of the Square Mile. The
procession fills the space between Bank and Aldwych from 11am until about 2.30pm, cheered by a crowd of around half a million
people and watched live on the BBC by millions more.

It’s FREE to attend and view - from Mansion House to Fleet Street via Cheapside and St Paul’s then back via Embankment.

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What Happens at the Show?
The Lord Mayor’s Show, the world’s longest running traditional pageant, has been staged annually in the City of London for more than 800 years,
Over 500,000 people come to see the Lord Mayor’s Show, which takes places each year on the second Saturday in November. Around 140 floats plus 7,000 performers form a 3-mile Procession, and start at the Lord Mayor’s residence, the Mansion House, at 11am after a two minute silence ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The Show fills the whole area between Mansion House and the Royal Courts of Justice in Aldwych. It travels out via St Paul’s between 11am and 12.30pm, and returns by the embankment between 1pm and 2.30pm.

Towards the head of the procession you will see two stern but benevolent wicker giants. They are Gog and Magog, the traditional guardians of the City of London, and they have been carried in the Lord Mayor’s Show since the reign of Henry V in 1416 AD. Behind them is a single parade that will take over an hour to pass by.

The Gold State Coach leaves Guildhall 45 minutes later, travelling to Mansion House to pick up the new Lord Mayor. It joins the procession near the back - over an hour behind the first float - and travels with it to St Paul’s, where the Lord Mayor pauses to receive a blessing. After a few minutes the coach and the remaining procession continue down Ludgate Hill and Fleet Street to the Royal Courts of Justice.

While the new Lord Mayor makes his or her oath of loyalty to the Crown, the Pageantmaster’s team arranges the procession into the side streets around Aldwych, and feeding and watering thousands of people and hundreds of horses. They reform on Victoria Embankment, and the procession sets off at 1pm. The state coach returns the Lord Mayor to Mansion House between 2pm and 2.30pm.

After the procession you will find London’s City Guides on hand to lead free guided tours of the City’s more strange and wonderful corners.

Further details of each year’s Show are released upon the election of the new Lord Mayor, which happens at the beginning of October. There is a massive range of floats, bands, costumes, constructions, military units taking part. There are always surprises every year. We can tell you that it is the longest, grandest, most meticulously organised procession in the world. There is no way to rehearse a three mile procession in the middle of the City of London, so it’s all put together on the day and if you want to find out how well those three miles fit into a 1.7 mile route, you’ll have to come along and see!
Supported Charity
The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 141 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, we help them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives. Go to  https://whitechapel.org.uk/ for more details.
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