Ewe won’t believe it—sheep sheering in London’s East End

EWE would not believe your eyes over the holiday weekend—sheep-shearing in the middle of London’s inner urban East End. Farm volunteers demonstrate the old Australian tradition during the Sheep & Wool Fayre Spitalfields City Farm over Bank Holiday weekend

By Jessica Mudditt

EWE would not believe your eyes over the holiday weekend—sheep-shearing in the middle of London’s inner urban East End.

Farm volunteers demonstrate the old Australian tradition during the Sheep & Wool Fayre at Spitalfields City Farm over Bank Holiday weekend.

It was a snip giving rare breeds of British sheep a quick short-back-and-sides, to the delight of visitors who were also shown how to spin yarn, knit, crochet and weave.

Children made their very own take-home toy sheep. Many followed one another like lambs to the slaughter to have their faces painted like sheep.

They weren't being sheepish, of course.