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Glass – not just for slippers!

Glass – not just for slippers!

Thousands braved the rain in London to watch the annual Lord Mayor's Show in London on Saturday and what a show it was. We were delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Glass Seller’s float, which featured a model of a giant glass slipper, drawing inspiration from the fairytale classic, Cinderella.

 

Lord Mayors Show 2016

Lord Mayors Show 2016

 

The annual procession dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor. Every year since, the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London has travelled from the City of London to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the Crown.

 

Now in its 801st year, the Lord Mayor’s Show saw around 7,000 people take part to mark the first public engagement of this year’s new Lord Mayor, Andrew Parmley. He is the first Glass Seller member to be elected Lord Mayor in the organisation’s 352-year history.

 

Lord Mayors Show 2016 Float 100 Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

Lord Mayors Show 2016 Float 100 Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

 

Celebrating this special occasion, during the procession the Master of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers presented a real ‘glass slipper’ to the Lord Mayor to commemorate his year in office.

 

For those who missed the show, you can watch the full parade on BBC website. Look out for the Glass Sellers’ float at 1h 13mins into the video. The iconic golden Lord Mayor’s Coach also can be seen at the Museum of London until the of the year.