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**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:16

I thought it was funny…..I bet there were lots of kids in London had never seen sheep :-D :-D


LondonBelle Report 25 Feb 2024 19:17

Can you imagine the mayhem if they did that today :-0 :-0


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:18

I was thinking that :-D :-D


LondonBelle Report 25 Feb 2024 19:19

Yet it's not even a 100 years ago :-D


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:20

Apparently they were brought down from as far as Aberdeen :-0 :-0


LondonBelle Report 25 Feb 2024 19:21

:-0 :-0 :-0 :-0


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:21

Drovers bought sheep to London. Not sure when that stopped. ;-)


LondonBelle Report 25 Feb 2024 19:22

I guess Maddie is sleeping off her roast dinner ;-)


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:22

That was a fair old journey even with cattle trucks back then


LondonBelle Report 25 Feb 2024 19:22

Off to make me Phone calls :-D :-D

Nitey Nite <3 <3


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:23

Night Belle..have a good natter <3 <3


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:25

Goodnight Belle enjoy your natter <3 <3


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:25

In the 1920s and 1930s, sheep were routinely introduced into London parks to keep the grass under control and reduce mowing costs. Shepherds competed for the privilege of grazing their flocks on Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Clapham Common, and other pastures around the city.

Sheep are like a lawn care multi-tool. As they cut your grass, they also aerate the lawn with their hooves and spread fertilizer in the form of urine and manure. Sheep don’t require gasoline and oil changes, and although they are certainly not maintenance-free, grass-fed sheep are a sustainable alternative to lawnmower.

George Donald once brought his flock all the way down from Aberdeen, Scotland. Considering the difficulty involved in transporting hundreds of sheep over 500 miles, this caused a bit of consternation in Parliament.

Sir Harry Brittain asked, “Were not any English sheep available?” Though these woolly lawnmowers were eventually barred from grazing in the city in the late 1950s, they have recently experienced a resurgence. In 2010, sheep were introduced to Hampstead Heath as an eco-friendly alternative to machine mowing. :-D :-D :-D


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:26

Are you going to get one Ann :-D :-D


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:28

I grew up surrounded by them..smelly things :-0 :-0

However I do remember Mum opening our cottage door one morning and there was a newborn under the bay window <3


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:31

My uncle had them on his small holding but they roamed the Preseli Mountains :-D


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:34

They were left to roam free on our mountain….they used to walk in the middle of the roads etc :-D :-D

They were sadly fair game for dogs and traffic in the 50’s :-(


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:37

We could do with some to slow the traffic here. Before HS2 got their hands on the land

there were sheep on a local farm :-( :-(


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2024 19:40

There have been attacks by dogs on sheep in our County recently….all fatal


Von Report 25 Feb 2024 19:42

That’s terrible Ann. Some dog owners are so irresponsible :-| :-|