|Coat of Arms of the Carmen's Company|
Each year the Carmen hold a cartmarking ceremony in Guildhall Yard to maintain an ancient tradition that required the Company to licence carts that plied for trade in the City. This was both to regulate numbers in the crowded streets of the City and to ensure that owners 'heeded the rules of the day.'
It was a most interesting morning with some splendid vehicles on display.
For more details about the Carmen's Company go to http://www.thecarmen.co.uk/