BRITAIN - Lord Mayor's Show, London { 30 images } Created 9 Nov 2013

IMAGES OF THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW, LONDON, 9 NOVEMBER 2013 AND 12 NOVEMBER 2011, BY PHOTOGRAPHER RUDOLF ABRAHAM In a tradition stretching back almost 800 years and enshrined in a charter by King John, the Lord Mayor’s Show sees the new Lord Mayor of London travel across the City of London from Guildhall to Mansion House, Bank, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Courts of Justice - where he or she is required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign - before returning to Mansion House. The Mayor travels (in a supremely elaborate 18th century stately coach) with a procession stretching some three miles and including over 6,000 people, with hundreds of vehicles and floats. Fiona Woolf CBE, elected 686th Lord Mayor of London in 2013, is only the second woman to hold the post in its 800 year history, following in the footsteps of Mary Donaldson (Lord Mayor of London in 1983).
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