The Company’s Trip to Turkey – 8th – 13th June 2015

The trip was a pleasant mixture of fruit orientated visits, culture, remembrance…..and food! For those of you who miss the Turkish cuisine please follow this link to a recently published recipe:
Kebab

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Fruiterers gather for our first dinner in Turkey...

Fruiterers gather for our first dinner in Turkey…

... with a view of the Mosque

… with a view of the Mosque

We are taken round Alara's cherry packhouse

We are taken round Alara’s cherry packhouse

 

 

 

removing unacceptable cherries by hand

Removing unacceptable cherries by hand

Quality control

Quality control

The final result

The final result

A guided tour of a cherry orchard

A guided tour of a cherry orchard

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We learn about figs.

We learn about figs.

On the cable car to Pergamon

On the cable car to Pergamon

Team photo!

Team photo!

The amphitheatre and the Temple of Trajan from the Sanctuary of Asclepion, allegedly the 2nd hospital in the World

The amphitheatre and the Temple of Trajan from the Sanctuary of Asclepion, allegedly the 2nd hospital in the World

An excellent briefing on the Gallipoli Campaign

An excellent briefing on the Gallipoli Campaign

Crosses prepared for the visit

Crosses prepared for the visit

We prepare for our trip to the Gallipoli battlefield

We prepare for our trip to the Gallipoli battlefield

The Master lays a wreath on Helles Memorial

The Master lays a wreath on Helles Memorial

Our wreath

Our wreath

Picnic on Brighton Beach

Picnic on Brighton Beach

The local dogs look on as we picnic on Brighton Beach

The local dogs look on as we picnic on Brighton Beach

Our valedictory dinner courtesy of Liveryman Matthew Hancock (MD of Norton Folgate, a subsidiary of Argent Group Europe owned by Past Master Olins)

Our valedictory dinner courtesy of Liveryman Matthew Hancock (MD of Norton Folgate, a subsidiary of Argent Group Europe owned by Past Master Olins)