The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' News
29th September 2018
The opening day of this year’s Three Counties dawned warm and dry on the Fruiterers’ stand, ably staffed throughout the Show by Liveryman Graham Collier and a series of willing helpers. Once again, we ran the Peoples’ Choice Perry Competition with a choice of five Pear Perries for members of the public to savour, all very different in style, appearance and taste.
18th September 2018
A busy week for the Master – Supporting the Sheriffs’ Sponsored Row and attending the Sheriffs’ in Wonderland Banquet in aid of the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund
10th September 2018
Winner of the Historic Houses/Christie’s “Garden of the Year 2018” - The Garden at Miserden. On arrival at Miserden, the Fruiterers were greeted by Mr Nicholas Wills and his father Major Tom Wills and invited to enjoy a most welcome cup of coffee in the beautiful home of the Wills family.
1st September 2018
The Master and Mistress joined Masters and Clerks from other Livery Companies, together with representatives from every London Borough and senior members of the British, Commonwealth, French and German Forces at a Drumhead Service in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea on Saturday 1st September 2018 to commemorate the actions of the London Divisions during the final Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War.
21st August 2018
While on holiday in Guernsey the current Master had the great good fortune to meet Past Master Mike Tanguy, a Guernsey resident, born and bred. Mike is a Jurat and it was a real privilege for the Master to hear exactly the meaning of this title. Guernsey’s legal system is totally different from the UK’s where juries are selected from the general populace, however well or badly fitted to the task they may be.
27th July 2018
This year the Master and Mistress, John and Mavis, welcomed Fellow Liverymen and their families and friends to join them for a “Master’s Event” on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The visit contrasted busy Oxford City Centre with the Chiltern Hills, known locally as simply “The Chilterns”, which were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965