Company Dignitaries and St Anthony's Pig
Saturday November the 11th produced, once again, another glorious dry day for the Lord Mayor's Show, and thankfully somewhat warmer than last year!
As usual Ian Lumsden's and Miles Ashley's immaculate organisation, ably assisted by Jacqui Davies and Julia Lofthouse (on the day), had ensured that the delivery of float and steamroller from their various far flung origins, and some deft manoeuvring of transporter lorries saw our machinery unloaded and ready to roll by the appointed time.
Joan Steam Roller under way
We are very lucky to have enjoyed the Cutler's patient hospitality once again - they suffer our intrusion on a busy day for the hall, and this year, at circa 70 strong, including the vintage car parade.
We are as ever entirely indebted to our sponsors for their financial support of this year's entry and consequently the Lord Mayor's charity. Those who made our entry possible are shown on the right. On our return the float was reloaded on its transport and a happy group of Paviors retired to a pub on Blackfriars bridge to take on refreshments and watch the fireworks.
Children to the fore
This was another very successful day, enjoyed by all and provided effective promotion for the Company and sponsors alike, not to mention providing a useful boost to the Lord Mayor's Charity.
Robert McAlpine (Tom Barton)
Loughlin Scaffold Services (Frank Loughlin)