Lord Mayor's Show 2015
The 1898 double decker open top omnibus with wooden wheels and drawn by two horses had passengers on both decks. The Master and two Wardens again lead the group of Liverymen and Freemen who were either bus passengers or walked behind the bus and all were dressed in attire appropriate to 1898.
As guests we had Martin McElhatton, Winner of Master Wheelwright Award 2015, Paralympian Charlotte Moore, member of GB Women’s’ Wheelchair Basketball Team (our Charity provided financial assistance to the team) and Samantha Cove, a pupil at Lord Treloars School (our Charity makes an annual as well as grants for specific projects). All three completed the route in their wheelchairs behind the omnibus.
From the Craft we had Royal Warrant Holder and Master Wheelwright, Greg Rowland and his apprentice, George Richards, who pushed a handcart full of wooden wheels all made by himself. Also Master Wheelwright Phillip Gregson and his apprentice Joseph Fredericks, who rode the greater part of the processional route on his hand built wooden unicycle.
In addition, representatives of our Army Cadet affiliations carried two placards displaying our connection with Lord Treloar’s School and our links to the Heritage Craft Association.
Afterwards most of the participants enjoyed lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall.
Passing Mansion House on outward journey
The Master standing behind from left to right
Apprentice Joseph Fredericks and his hand built Unicycle, Martin McElhatton Master Wheelwright Award Winner 2015 and Apprentice George Richards with his hand built wheelbarrow full of wooden wheels
“A little wet on top”
“All ready for the off” with the Organiser Court Assistant Elliott Porte in strikingly blue coat to right of picture
Mrs Lucy Wernick, Upper Warden, Dr Adrian Winbow and guest “keeping dry”
Renter Warden, Immediate Past Master seated in front of the Master
“All ready to join the procession”
The walking party included from left to right
Paralympian Charlotte Moore member of GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, Martin McElhatton, Master Wheelwright Award Winner 2015 and Samantha Cove, a pupil at Lord Treloar’s School
The Placard Carriers from South East London Army Cadet Force
Passing Mansion House on return journey
The illuminated scroll celebrating the Installation of the Lord Mayor.
Note: The Lord Mayor’s Coach is taken from the Museum of London in preparation for the only outing of the year i.e. The Lord Mayor’s Show for maintenance by Liveryman Edward Crouch and his Yeomen Tim Brisley and Nick Gill.