Lord Mayor’s Show 2023
The CH Band put on a superb performance again in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London on Saturday 11 November.
The Show dates back to the early 13th century, when a desperate King John granted that the City of London could appoint its own Mayor. He insisted that each newly-elected Mayor must come upriver to distant Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown. The Mayors, and later the Lord Mayors of London have been making that journey for over 800 years. Around them grew the colourful and joyous procession that over the centuries became known as the Lord Mayor’s Show.
The Christs’ Hospital Band first attended the Lord Mayor’s Show in 1974, and then again in 1981, and so impressed the Lord Mayor that it has been invited to participate every year since!