September 24, 2023 8:00 am

Riverscape, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE
8:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 24th September 2023

The Sheep Drive is a major City event involving some 1,000+ Freemen of the City of London and their friends and family crossing the bridge with their sheep, raising tens of thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust. This year the event takes place on Southwark Bridge.

Members and Prospective Members of the Guild have a vital part to play in this event. As volunteer marshals, the Young Freemen are the public face of the Sheep Drive, leading people across the bridge, dressed in their scarlet robes. Coverage of the event is global with images syndicated across the world.

In addition to enjoying a unique experience and playing a vital role in a pivotal City event, volunteers will enjoy a free breakfast and free hot lunch at the Livery Fair.

This is a standout event in the Guild year, truly a one-of-a-kind, and not to be missed!

Please note: participation in this event is strictly as a volunteer marshal (rather than undertaking a single sheep drive like other attendees). You (and any prospective members you bring as guests) must be available to volunteer for the duration of the event from 8.00am to 5.00pm. (Non-volunteer regular tickets for one-time sheep drive bookings should be purchased from the main Sheep Drive website at

Guild members are welcome to bring prospective members as guests to this event.
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