What is the Lord Mayor’s Show Procession, The 692nd Lord Mayor – published Pictures!

Lord Mayor's Show 2019

The Lord Mayors show was the Kings idea; King John he came up with a cunning plan to request the Lord Mayor march each year to pledge loyalty to the King (or Queen), this has taken place for every monarch since. William Russell is the current and, 692nd Lord Mayor of London and continues to be in this position over the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Lord Mayor's Show Getting ready Horse Back
Lord Mayor’s Show Getting ready Horse Back

What is the Lord Mayor’s Show?

Henry fitz Ailwin de Londonstane was appointed the first Mayor of the city of London around 1189 by King John. The King created the post of Mayor through a Royal Charter which allowed the city of London to elect its own Mayor each year. In return for this greater autonomy, the King needed access to finances from the City of London and to be on the side. Like all good deals, there was a catch, the King added the condition that each year the Mayor must march up to Westminster and pledge loyalty to the king. If you ever needed an example of duty and honest delivery of duty, this is it. They have carried out the trip over the last 804 years, with the pledge of loyalty being served to 34 Kings and Queens of England.

Sights and Sounds of the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Show Parade

Cancelled once in 804 years

Pause for a moment to appreciate this annual event ran during the great London Plague, extreme weather, a city ravaged by the effects of the Great Fire of London and 2 world wars. The Show has changed with the times, in wartime it became a recruitment drive to draw more people into the armed services. They canceled the show in November 1853 for the Duke of Wellington’s funeral, which as an event became one of the most spectacular funerals in England, drawing in over one and a half million people along the streets leading up to St Pauls Cathedral.

Lord Mayor's Parade posession Officer on Horse Back posession
Lord Mayor’s Parade possession Officer on Horse Back possession

Where does the Lord Mayor’s Show Begin?

The current version of the route has been in place since 1952, diversions are sometimes necessary on a year-by-year basis, but the route remains unchanged.  In 2019 the show started at 11 am from Mansion House, by 12:08 am the last float departs the start, all on the march on the 3-mile journey. The route takes in the Royal Courts of Justice, a blessing at St Pauls Cathedral and an exit of the City of London by the old Temple bar gate. It really is something the British does well, tradition, discipline of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.

Lord Mayor's Show Land Rover

Lord Mayor’s Show Land Rover

The AA Automobile Association Lord Mayor's Show
The AA Automobile Association Lord Mayor’s Show

Blackfriars, City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Temple, City of London, England, United Kingdom

Royal Courts of Justice, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom

Saint Paul's Cathedral, City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Mansion House, City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Who was in the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Show?

  1. Band of the Scots Guards
  2. The London Regiment, Military Band
  3. Thriplow Village representation, the home of the 2019 Lord Mayor elect William Russell
  4. Haberdashers’ Adams, a selective state grammar school for day pupils and boarders, in the rural market town of Newport in Shropshire. The school was founded in 1656.
  5. Knightsbridge School & Place2Be which is the leading national children’s mental health charity
  6. Durham University
  7. Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps, Civilian band
  8. Cambridgeshire
  9. CCCUK (China Chamber of Commerce in the UK)
  10. Worshipful Company of Farmers, supported by the NFU and farm machinery manufacturer Massey Ferguson, Red
  11. Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust, multi-academy trust of four secondary schools and five primary schools in south east London
  12. Gog & Magog / Guild of Freemen
  13. Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band, Civilian band
  14. Girlguiding London and South East London
  15. CCA Art Bus, designed by Sir Peter Blake, this iconic mobile gallery and double-decker work of art was first launched in May 2009, born from the idea of having a travelling art show designed in the spirit of Rock’n’Rol
  16. Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools
  17. Warburtons, grocery store founded in 1870
  18. Bread Street Ward
  19. Band of the RAF Regiment, Military band
  20. Royal Air Force, Military unit
  21. Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 600 Squadron, Military unit
  22. Royal Air Force, Military unit
  23. Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
  24. Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Elstree
  25. Lord Mayor’s Appeal Charity Partners
  26. Air Cadets and Air Cadets Band, London Area
  27. Automobile Association
  28. Worshipful Company of Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers
  29. Worshipful Company of Mercers
  30. Modern Livery Companies
  31. Royal Yeomanry, Military unit
  32. Band of the Royal Yeomanry, Military band
  33. 71 Signal Regiment, 68 Signal Squadron, Military unit
  34. 3 Military Intelligence Battalion
  35. FANY, Military unit
  36. 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
  37. 103 Battalion REME
  38. Army Cadet Force (Middlesex & NW London, SW), Cadets band
  39. Fortnum & Mason
  40. Mizuho, financial instituion
  41. City Bridge Trust
  42. Blenheim Chalcot
  43. UK Export Finance / DIT
  44. Zunft zur Waag and Band
  45. Worshipful Company of Feltmakers
  46. United Wards’ Club with Rotary International in GB & Ireland
  47. Prostate Cancer UK
  48. Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, London
  49. Variety, the Children’s Charity
  50. Medina Marching Band, Civilian band
  51. G Company, 7th Battalion The Rifles
  52. B Company 4th Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
  53. B Company 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment
  54. 144 Parachute Medical Squadron
  55. University of London Officer Training Corps
  56. 1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band, Civilian band
  57. Worshipful Company of City of London Solicitors, the City of London Solicitors’ CompanyA modern Livery Company representing 16,000 City solicitors
  58. C S Hodges & Son
  59. State Bank of India
  60. The Cook & The Butler Event Company / National Bakery School
  61. RateSetter
  62. St Sebastianus Guild Band, civilian band
  63. Bank of England, The Bank of England is celebrating its 325th Anniversary at the Lord Mayor Show.
  64. J B Riney & Co
  65. Metro Bank
  66. Dogs Trust
  67. British Red Cross
  68. Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army, civilian band
  69. 106 Regiment Royal Artillery, 265 Battery
  70. 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)
  71. 135 Geographic Squadron RE
  72. 256 (City of London) Field Hospital RAMC
  73. 253 Pro Company Royal Military Police
  74. London Bugle Band – Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade
  75. Hyperion Insurance Group
  76. Fenwick
  77. Help for Heroes,
  78. Rwanda High Commission
  79. London Underground Emergency Response Unit
  80. Mill Hill School CCF Corps of Drums
  81. Hampton School CCF
  82. Worshipful Company of Insurers
  83. City of London Corporation – Recycling in the City
  84. Worshipful Company of Paviors
  85. Goodenough College
  86. Corps of Drums Society
  87. Tregothnan
  88. Welcome to Yorkshire
  89. Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London
  90. Arriva London
  91. City of London Corporation – City Schools
  92. Band of HM Royal Marines, military band
  93. Royal Navy
  94. Royal Naval Reserve (HMS President)
  95. Royal Marines
  96. Royal Marines Reserve (City of London)
  97. 131 Independent Commando Sqn RE
  98. Sea Cadets and Sea Cadets Band, London Area
  99. British Airways
  100. Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK
  101. Bart’s Hospital Volunteers
  102. City, University of London
  103. St John Ambulance
  104. Coleraine Fife and Drum Band
  105. Canary Wharf Group
  106. Zhejiang UK Association with Walk for Peace Foundation
  107. Taylors of Harrogate / Yorkshire Tea
  108. ASDAN
  109. Eddie Stobart Logistics
  110. Mansion House Party
  111. Christ’s Hospital School Band
  112. King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
  113. CLC / G of F / R Soc St G / UWC
  114. The Great Twelve Carriage
  115. Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers
  116. Worshipful Company of World Traders
  117. Worshipful Company of Haberdashers
  118. Deputation of the LM & Sheriffs’ Committee
  119. Chief Commoner, Chamberlain and Commissioner
  120. City High Officers
  121. Town Clerk and Aldermen below the Chair
  122. Aldermen below the Chair
  123. Aldermen below the Chair
  124. Aldermen below and past the Chair
  125. Aldermen past the Chair
  126. Honourable Artillery Company
  127. Sheriff (Non-aldermanic)
  128. Sheriff (Aldermanic)
  129. Late Lord Mayor
  130. Lady Mayoress
  131. Light Cavalry, HAC
  132. Pageantmaster
  133. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Band
  134. City Marshal
  135. The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor
  136. Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, HAC
  137. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
  138. Tack and Coach Support Vehicles
  139. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
  140. 140: King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
  141. Support Taxi
  142. 103 Battalion REME
  143. and lastly, the City of London Corporation – Cleansing

Military Equipment on show at the Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

Lord Mayors Show

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