One of Raymond Brown’s newest Grab Lorries was branded yesterday at the traditional Cart Marking Ceremony in the City of London. The lorry, which was designed by Foxhills Junior School in Southampton was driven by Mark Attwood and is the fourth Raymond Brown lorry to have been branded in the annual ceremony.
This year the Carmen will celebrated their 501st anniversary and the annual Cart Marking Ceremony took place in Guildhall Yard commencing at 10.35am on Wednesday 18th July 2018. Vehicles were marked between the Master Carmen, Patrick Marsland-Roberts TD, The Rt.Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman and the Master Glover, Alvin Seth-Smith.
The ancient tradition of cart marking dates back to the 16th century when all carts operating in the City of London were required to pay five shillings for the right to ply for hire in the City and have their axles branded – an early form of vehicle licensing.