The 2019 Lord Mayor's Show

The Company was placed at number 10 in the parade this year giving greta visibility to its Proud to Produce your Food message

Date: 9th November 2019

Venue: City of London

Huge success at the 2019 Lord Mayor's Show

The WCF LMS team 2019
The 2019 Lord Mayor's Show team with the Master and Wardens

The Lord Mayor's Show is always an enormous opportunity for the Company to get its 'Back British Farming' message across to the general public both in London, where large crowds fill the grandstands and line the route and on television via the BBC extensive coverage of the event.

LMS 2019
Over 6000 people, including numerous marching bands, took part in the 2019 parade

2019 was always destined to be a particularly important year for us at the Lord Mayor's Show with Liveryman Hilary Russell's husband, William Russell becoming the 692nd Lord Mayor. The Lord Mayor's Show has been an integral part of the life of the City of London for centuries, it is in fact 804 years old this year!

The Company was lucky enough to be invited to take the tenth slot in the parade giving our message of 'Proud to Produce Your Food' great prominence. This year the Company was once again given wonderful support by the NFU, Red Tractor, Massey Ferguson and our friends at the City Docks Farm.

Master and Senior Warden LMS 2019
The Master and Senior Warden greeted by the WCF Liverymen outside the Tipperary pub, Fleet Street.

The Master and Wardens led the entry along the winding route from Bank and back again. They were greeted noisily all along the route, with a special cheer resounding from the crowd around the Tipperary Pub where a number of the Company's Liverymen had gathered.

Master and Wardens with Lord Mayor 2019
The Master presents the Company's gift to the new Lord Mayor

Our involvement in proceedings actually started the day before when the Master, his Wardens and Past Master Rosie Carne had the honour of presenting a gift to the new Lord Mayor immediately after the famous Silent Ceremony. This is the ceremony at which the new Mayor takes over from the outgoing one. As one of only four Companies chosen to present gifts this was indeed a great honour.