Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner 2

Following on from my last post of the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival Parade, here are some other photos I took of other people taking part in the ceremonials outside the Guildhall in the City of London.

Many of the characters reflected the Victorian origins of the Pearly King’s and Queens.

Victorian gentleman

Others, the traditions that some are trying to keep alive – such as May Pole dancing – but which only seem to put in an appearance at events like this or village fetes.

Maypole dancer

And others – such as the Young’s Brewery dray driver with his shire horses – hark back to a bygone age but are a nice spectacle when you do see them.

Young's Brewery dray man

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