The Boar’s Head Ceremony

The Boar’s Head Ceremony

Posted by on 14 February 2022 | Comments

One of the City of London’s oldest traditions is the Boar’s Head Procession which typically takes place in early December.  For 2021, the pre-Christmas event was delayed until January 2022.

This annual event sees the ‘Worshipful Company of Butchers’, one of the oldest of the City’s Livery Companies, dating back to 975AD, donning their fur-trimmed robes, process from their Hall in Bartholemew Close and make their way to Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.  With its roots dating back to 1343, The Boar's Head is an annual payment for a piece of land in the City of London granted to the Butchers for the disposal of waste - while the land no longer exists the annual ceremony continues to this day.

Led by a troupe of drummers and accompanied by a posse of police outriders, the quirky ceremonies centerpiece, the glorious boar’s head, is these days of course, due to health and safety restraints, made of Paper Mache.

CSP provided support to the event with the provision of the ‘Rolling Road-block’ technique to aid in the smooth running of the event and ensuring a safe environment for both the Procession and the Public Road users, and we received some wonderful complimentary feedback from the Client “Thank you very much indeed for all your team’s engagement before and during the Boar’s Head event yesterday.  It went seamlessly, as far as I was concerned, and very professionally conducted.  Please thank all your team that supported us.  I definitely will be using CSP again for next years event.”

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