The Lord Mayor's Visit to New Spitalfields Market 2021

7th July 2021

On Wednesday 7th July 2021 the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell, accompanied by the Lady Mayoress and the Sheriffs of the City of London, visited New Spitalfields Market.
The Lord Mayor was welcomed by Fruiterers’ Liveryman Paul Walker, Chairman of the Tenants Association, and Mrs Jan Hutchinson, CEO of the Tenants Association. Also present on this special occasion was the Mayor of Waltham Forest together with members of the Corporation of the City of London’s Markets’ Committee. The Master of the Cooks’ Company, Mr David Smith, and the Immediate Past Master of the Fruiterers’ Company, Mr David Simmons, were also present together with a number of Liverymen and Market tenants.
The visit, conducted under strict Covid 19 guidelines, proved to be a huge success and provided an opportunity for the Lord Mayor to meet some of the tenants and members of the wholesale market community. The visitors were noticeably impressed by the quality and the range of produce being offered for sale.
Following the tour of the trading halls a fine breakfast was served where both Mr Paul Walker and the Lord Mayor spoke about the current trading conditions and the proposed move to a new site.
The Lord Mayor thanked the tenants of New Spitalfields Market for their generous contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal together with their generosity in donating large amounts of produce to charitable causes, such as City Harvest, during the current pandemic.
The Lord Mayor also spoke of the highly successful Livery Kitchens Initiative and that Spitalfields Wholesaler, Liveryman Mr Peter Thomas, had received from the Master Fruiterer the Master’s Medal in recognition of his participation in this important work.
It was also noted that 2021 is the thirtieth anniversary of New Spitalfields Market and a slice of Birthday Cake rounded off a wonderful breakfast and a very successful visit.

New Spitalfields Market