Royal Bath & West Show, Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th June 2016

Once again the Fruiterers helped to sponsor The Orchards and Cider Pavilion at the Royal Bath & West Show and, as is traditional, our Master (Stephen Bellamy-James, QC) helped to judge the cider for the Fruiterers’ Perpetual Cup. As someone who sits at the Old Bailey this judging must have been light relief from his normal duties!

Honorary Assistant Caroline Coleman....

Honorary Assistant Caroline Coleman….

...Immediate Past Master Rupert Best and Honorary Assistant Ian Adams helped to man the Fruiterers' Stand.

…Immediate Past Master Rupert Best and Honorary Assistant Ian Adams helped to man the Fruiterers’ Stand.

The Master is given guidance on how to judge the cider...

The Master is given guidance on how to judge the cider…

and then puts it to great use.

and then puts it to great use.

At the end of the judging our Master presents the Fruiterers' Cup to the winners.

At the end of the judging our Master presents the Fruiterers’ Perpetual Cup to the winners, Alan Berry of Blackmore Cider.

The Show is, of course, about stock - here we have three "Shaun the Sheep" clones from Wallace and Grommet!

The Show is, of course, an opportunity to show stock and the competition is intense – here we have three “Shaun the Sheep” clones from Wallace and Grommet!

A last minute trim for one of the show entries.

A last minute trim for one of the show entries shows the attention to detail that owners go to in their pursuit of that illusive Champion’s Rosette.

The Show is also a great opportunity for Fruiterers and their wives to get together. Here we have Petronell Turnbull, The Master, Past Master Anthony Turnbull and the Mistress

The Show is also a great opportunity for Fruiterers and their wives to get together. Here we have Petronel Turnbull, The Master, Past Master Anthony Turnbull and the Mistress, Rita Bellamy-James.

Also at the Show were Honorary Liveryman Sir Ben Bathurst, Honorary Cider Master Lord King, here with the Master

Also at the Show were Honorary Liveryman Sir Ben Bathurst, Honorary Cider Master Lord King, here with the Master