[Events] 2004-11-13 // Eurocircle + Lord Mayors Show

Paul Makepeace Paul.Makepeace at realprogrammers.com
Wed Nov 10 13:37:48 GMT 2004

This Saturday morning and early afternoon witnesses the The Lord Mayor's
Show, possibly the most gratuitously opulent bit of London-luvvin'
pageantry you will ever clap yer eyes on.

Eurocircle, which has proved popular with events folks, has sequestered
swathes of the Heeltap & Bumper bar in Cannon's St, much as the Crown
(and all those with broadcast rights) would do of the new Lord Mayor's
estates were he not to pledge allegiance to 'em on Saturday. Probably.

NB This is a different mayor to Our Glorious Ken. I don't know whether a
   gilded stagecoach is more expensive than Ken's "LM 1" Roller.

Time: before 10:30 recommended for the 11:05-12:20 passing St Paul's
Date: Sat 13th Nov 2004
Venue: Heeltap & Bumper, 2-6 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6XX
Map: http://www.lordmayorshow.org/otd/map.shtml
RSVP: http://www.eurocircle.com/eurorsvp/index.php?eid=1031

Please note that the Eurocircle folks require an RSVP and are quite
strict about enforcing it. Worth it rather than freezing to death


----- Forwarded message -----

From: Emma Anderson
Date: 10 Nov 2004 12:54:06 -0000
Subject: Reminder : London Eurocircle - Lord Mayors Show

Hi Paul

This year's Lord Mayors Show promises to be as exciting as ever and we
have managed to secure an area in the Heeltap and Bumper just opposite
St. Pauls Cathedral to view the procession from the comfort of this bar.
The head of the procession will pass by at about 11.05am and the Lord
Mayor at about 12.17pm. Why not join us for brunch or just a drink ?

The Lord Mayor's Show winds through nearly 800 years of London's
history, marching unscathed through everything from the black death to
the blitz. In the 17th century it was inconvenienced by the building
site that would later become St Paul's Cathedral. In the twentieth it
was the first event ever to be broadcast live on television. In the
21st, it's a day out for half a million people, with 3 million more
watching on the BBC.

The loyalty of the Lord Mayor might be less questionable now than it was
in 1215, but the newly elected Mayor must still make his way to the
Royal Courts of Justice to pledge allegiance to the Crown, just as Dick
Whittington did in 1397 (and again in 1406 and 1419). As you watch the
Lord Mayor's coach go by, remember that someone stood in exactly that
spot four hundred years ago and marvelled at the sight of a camel on its
way to meet Elizabeth I.

Whatever you do, please don't try and drive to the Show. There's nowhere
to par and the roads are all closed for the day. The show begins at
10.55am outside Mansion House, but people will start taking their places
from much earlier in the morning, and by 10.30 it will be hard to make
your way through the crowds.

Event: The Lord Mayor's Show in the City

Date: Saturday, 13.11.2004

Time: 10.30am onwards

Location: Heeltap & Bumper, 2-6 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6XX

Tube: St. Pauls/Bank/Mansion House

To sign up for this event please go to

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Paul Makepeace .............................. http://paulm.com/inchoate/

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