By David Leone
WAKE FOREST — Last year’s Wake Forest citizen of the year, Edward Jones financial advisor Louis Mullinger, now has another accolade to add to his resume. This month Mullinger, a native of England, exercised his right as a member of the Ancient Order of Freemen by driving a flock of sheep across the London Bridge. In medieval times, freemen weren’t lords, but retained the right to own property, trade and make money.
Freemen still elect the mayor of London and the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, a Livery Company, has brought back another ancient practice — allowing all freemen the right to drive a flock of sheep across London Bridge, now used as a charity fundraiser.
“As a Freeman of the City of London, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of (wood) Turners, I could not resist the opportunity to travel to London with my wife, Marilyn, and exercise my ancient right,” said Mullinger.
Clockwise from the top photo, Mullinger is in the pink shirt, next to his wife, dressed (for silly’s sake) as a sheep. Marilyn is also seen hobnobbing with the master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, and with a London Alderman.