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Harper Adams University hitting the streets of London – and TV screens nationwide

Posted 7 November 2013

We are honoured to have been invited to represent the agriculture and farming sector and are excited to take part in one of London’s biggest and most prestigious events.”

Final preparations are being made for Harper Adams University’s first ever appearance in the Lord Mayor’s Show, which takes place in the City of London on Saturday (November 9). 

The Show will be televised on BBC1 from 10.45am, when viewers might catch a glimpse of staff and students taking part in the procession, which this year will be 7,000 strong, including 150 horses, 130 vehicles, 20 carriages, two tractors, two ships, one helicopter, a tank, Napoleon and a giant nodding dog. 

Alex Hardie, Marketing Manager for Shows and Events, said: “The Harper Adams trailer display “21st Century Farming in Motion” has been prepared in collaboration with The Worshipful Company of Farmers, Claas and ABB, representing agriculture and land-based industries. 

“We are honoured to have been invited to represent the agriculture and farming sector and are excited to take part in one of London’s biggest and most prestigious events.”

The Lord Mayor’s Show has floated, rolled, trotted, marched and fought its way through 798 years of London history – since 1215 - surviving the Black Death and the Blitz to arrive in the 21st century as one of the world’s best-loved pageants.

Thanks to the ancient paranoia of King John, every newly-elected Lord Mayor of London has to leave the safety of the City of London and travel up the Thames to Westminster to swear loyalty to the Crown.

Over the centuries this journey has become one of London's favourite parties. It moved from river barges to horseback and then into the magnificent State Coach, and around it grew a splendidly rowdy and joyful mediaeval festival known as the Lord Mayor's Show.

The route is over three and a half miles long and fills the whole space between Bank and Aldwych from 11am until about 2.30pm, cheered by hundreds of thousands in the crowd and watched live on BBC1 by millions more.

The Lord Mayor's Show, BBC1, 10.45am to 12.10pm, Saturday November 9, 2013

 

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