Knolly’s Rose Ceremony – London

Members of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, and members of the church of All Hallows by the Tower, carry a rose through the City of London during the Knolly’s Rose Ceremony. The ceremony, which dates back to 1381, sees a peppercorn rent of a single rose being paid annually to the Lord Mayor, after soldier Sir Robert Knollys of Seething Lane built an illegal footbridge over the road to his rose garden. Picture date: Wednesday 20th June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

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