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The Bank of England’s float returns to the Lord Mayor’s show for the fourth year running.
The colourful parade will feature gatekeepers in our traditional pink coats, a model of the Bank’s Threadneedle Street building and 1930s style gold trolleys.
The female personification of Britain, Britannia, who features in our logo, will take part in a carriage. She has appeared on every banknote issued by the Bank since its opening in 1694.
This year, her carriage will highlight the 12 agencies we have around the country who are our eyes and ears – speaking to and hearing from businesses across the UK.
The trolleys will pull two palettes stacked with gold bars. Don’t get too excited, though. If this was real gold, each trolley would weigh about four tonnes and be worth an estimated £93 million.
Bank staff will also carry flags featuring the names of the charities we support: Samaritans, Child Bereavement UK, London’s Air Ambulance and The Brain Tumour Charity