Royal Bath & West Show 2018
31st May 2018
The Master John Warner "Judging and Tasting"
The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Perpetual Cup for the Supreme British Champion Cider
The Master presenting the the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Perpetual Cup for the Supreme British Champion Cider to the Team from Harry's Cider
The Master Pewterer Mrs Ann Buxton, presenting The Worshipful Company of Pewterers' Perpetual Cup for the British Champion Farmhouse Cider to Mr Nick Poole of West Milton Cider Company
Master Cooper, Roy Campbell awards Neil Macdonald
Liveryman Adrian Padfield, Renter Warden David Simmons, Past Master Rupert Best,Honorary Liveryman Admiral of the Fleet Sir Ben Bathurst GCB, DL
Liveryman Geoff Dixon, The Clerk Philip Brown, Mr Clive Coleman, Mrs Kathy Dixon, Liveryman Caroline Coleman, Mrs Rosemary Simmons
Past Master Rupert Best with The Chairman of Orchards and Cider Mr Anthony Gibson,OBE
A visit to Shepton Mallet, Somerset for the Royal Bath & West Show is a firm date in many Fruiterers’ diaries where the Company can be seen promoting excellence within the Fruit Industry. On this important occasion the Master participates in the judging (tasting!!) of the numerous cider entries and then presents the winner of the British Cider Championship with the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Perpetual Cup for the Supreme British Champion Cider and marks the Fruiterers’ Company support of the Cider Industry.
This year it was Harry’s Cider who were the proud recipients of the Championship’s most prestigious award.
Prior to the awards ceremony, the Fruiterers were joined in the Council Tent by Masters, and members of the Pewterers, Coopers, and Woolmens’ livery companies, where a most enjoyable spirit of good fellowship was in abundance over an excellent lunch.
Albeit not without a little rain, good weather did prevail for much of the day allowing liverymen to visit the many other interesting aspects of the show. The Master wishes to thank all those who supported this year’s visit and extends a special thank you to Honorary Assistant Ian Adams for logistics with the Company’s Stand and Banners together with those members of the Company who “Manned the Stand” and Peter Andrews for his sterling work in producing the rota for each day.