Presentation of Fruit to the Lord Mayor – Fri 23rd October 2015 – Mansion House

For over 250 years the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has made a gift of fruit to the Lord Mayor of London. Originally this was in lieu of taxes, now it is a charitable donation and the vast majority of the gift is distributed to various shelters throughout the City.

This year our Master Rupert Best made the presentation to the current Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow

The Fruiterers' Hon Fruit Porter, Jim Huddart, presents the fruit to the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress

The Fruiterers’ Hon Fruit Porter, Jim Huddart, presents the fruit to the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress

The gift is celebrated by the Loving Cup

The gift is celebrated by the Loving Cup

The Fruit as prepared by Past Master Ivor Robins in a magnificent silver porter's basket

The Fruit as prepared by Past Master Ivor Robins in a magnificent silver porter’s basket

Master Rupert Best, the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress

Master Rupert Best, the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress

Hon Fruit Porter Jim Huddart, The Clerk, Lionel French, and the Beadle, Ted Prior

Hon Fruit Porter Jim Huddart, The Clerk, Lionel French, and the Beadle, Ted Prior

Upper Warden, Stephen Bellamy James, Clerk Elect, Philip Brown, and the Renter Warden, Dennis Surgeon

Upper Warden, Stephen Bellamy James, Clerk Elect, Philip Brown, and the Renter Warden, Dennis Surgeon enjoy a glass of champagne after the presentation

A box of the prize winning apples direct from the National Fruit Show was also presented to the Lord Mayor. Boxes had also been presented to 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace

Boxes of prize winning apples and pears direct from the National Fruit Show were also presented to the Lord Mayor. Boxes of the Cameo apples and Comice pears had also been presented to 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace by the producer: NewmaFruit Farms Ltd.

The supreme champion apples direct from the National Fruit Show

The supreme champion Cameo apples direct from the National Fruit Show, presented by NewmaFruit Farms Ltd.

After the presentation Liverymen and their guests gathered in the City of London Club for lunch .

After the presentation Liverymen and their guests gathered in the City of London Club for lunch.