The 2012 Lord Mayor's Show

Saturday 10th November 2012

Wardens Mark Gower-Smith, Arthur Richards and I represented the Company, amongst the other Modern Companies, in this year's show. Fortunately, the weather wasn't as bad as predicted. This doesn't matter much once you start walking but you have to hang around for at least an hour and a half before you get going. This year, we opted for gowns and smoking hats rather than fancy dress because I was due to form part of the Honour Guard for the return of the Lord Mayor to Mansion House and he might have been surprised to have been greeted by Sherlock Holmes!

This also meant that I left the procession half way up Fleet Street and, coincidentally, just at the point when David Spackman from EL Vino produced a welcome glass of Macon for each of us. (Mine was actually pinched by a member of one of the other companies who thought it was a general arrangement rather than something I'd organised.)

The Mistress and I watched the return procession from Mansion House before the Honour Guard of Aldermen and Masters saw the Lord Mayor safely home and a delicious and wonderfully warm lunch was served.