Thursday, 14 November 2013

The spectacular Lord Mayor's Show and why we were there!

It is not what you know but who you are related to that counts!  My wife Rosalind and I were invited as guests to attend the Lord Mayor's Show because Rosalind's cousin Fiona Woolf had been elected as the 686th Lord Mayor and the second only female Lord Mayor of the City of London.
 The Lord Mayors coach is spectacular!  You can see it in the Museum of London.
 Fiona being interviewed by the BBC.  During her year of office she will visit around 30 countries and give over 700 speeches!
But Fiona still found time to have a photo taken with her cousins Rosalind and John.
The weather was a little damp but that did not stop the girls getting their glad rags on!
Over 7,000 people took part in a parade that was three miles long!
Lots of military bands and horses!
 The Mayor's personal bodyguard consisted of pikemen and musketeers, very impressive.
It must be fun dressing up!
After the parade we enjoyed having luncheon at the Mansion House and meeting Rosalind's relatives who had come from all over the world for this historic event.

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