Hi there, you may not know that I wrote a book about cider. A few years ago I started working for Polish website related to cider. I wrote some reviews of English ciders and reportages about Cider Museum in Hereford and Westons Cider Mill in Much Marcle.
During my work, I collected a lot of books, articles, and photos of English cider. I decided that this information should be shared with Polish readers. Cider is not so popular in Poland (however a huge effort had been made and now more people know what cider is). So I started sorting out information, doing a research and go much deeper. I spent almost 2 years in libraries looking for and checking any information I came across.
So, below you can see the content of my book:
- Neolith age and crab apples
- Romans and apple cultivation
- Normans and introduction of cider
- Christianity and monasteries
- Dissolution of monasteries
- Black Death and Peasant Revolution
- Tudor Times (Richard Harris and his garden in Teynham)
- Thomas Tusser
- John Tradescant the Elder
- John Evelyn
- Samuel Hartlib
- John Beal
- John Scudamore and Redstreak apple
- John Worlidge and ingenio device
- Sir Kenelm Digby and cider bottle
- Thomas Andrew Knight
- Horticultural Society (RHS)
- Dr Robert Hogg and Herefordshire Pomona
- Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club
- travelling cider makers
- railways and river canals
- Robert Neville-Grenville and National Fruit and Cider Institute
- Long Ashton Research Station (LARS)
- National Fruit Collection, Brogdale, Kent
Traditions and customs related to apples: wassail, Harvest Festival, Apple Day, Halloween games and some traditions related to saints during the year.
History of cider families: Westons, Bulmers, Thatchers
If you have any comments to the content of the book, please let me know. I self-publish this work. The book is now being edited and I’m going to choose the photos to my book. The next stage will be a cover design and DTP process.
If you like my project, you can donate a small amount to help me to cover the cost of printing. Thank you in advance.