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Lord Mayor Elect Enjoys Butchers' Hall

Published on: 12 November 2021

The location and versatility of Butchers’ Hall and the fellowship of the Butchers’ Livery Company was acknowledged by the Lord Mayor elect, Alderman Vincent Keaveny, at an informal breakfast held on Wednesday 10th November at Butchers’ Hall.

Alderman Keaveny is presented with a memento by The Master

With the Lord Mayor’s Show being such an important event in celebration of the new Lord Mayor, nothing is left to chance. The parade dates back to the 13th century and is a mainstay in the City and Livery calendar.

An early morning rehearsal for the Show is held on the Wednesday immediately prior to Saturday's big event to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. The City’s streets are so quiet in the early hours, it provides an ideal opportunity for the Lord Mayor elect to rehearse his day uninterrupted. Practice makes perfect and with full BBC1 TV coverage, the eyes of the world will be on this historic City event upon its return post pandemic.

With the pomp and ceremony fully rehearsed, TV producers, City Police and City of London officials satisfied with their morning’s work look forward to a successful Show. But after a cold, autumnal start to the day, what better to warm up than a well-earned traditional Butchers’ breakfast with all the trimmings?

The early bird catches the Lord Mayor elect!

The invitation to breakfast at Butchers' Hall is an annual tradition and the Master, Margaret Boanas, was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor elect. Wishing him a successful year in office, he was presented with a memento of his visit to Butchers’ Hall.

In thanking the Butchers’ Company, Alderman Keaveny said how much he was looking forward to a successful event and that he had really enjoyed the traditional hospitality at Butchers’ Hall.

This year's Lord Mayor's Show takes place on Saturday 13th November.

Find out more about the Lord Mayor's Show here

Photography credits to Mike Williams.