Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Cider Mill

This is a 17th century cider mill, it was presented to the town in 1971 by Taunton Cider, they don't exist anymore - the company were bought out and shut down. Wiped out the major employer in one of the outlying villages overnight. The buildings are still there rotting away, they will be demolished soon to build housing.
Cider is very important down here, I will visit Sheppys soon and get some photos of their operation, their cider is amazing stuff, worth searching out.
Their is a saying that a vat of cider is not worth drinking unless they find at least one drowned rat in it... Hope it's just a rural legend though!!!



Blogger Ame said...

YUCK! ;)

11:04 PM  
Blogger freelancer said...

Thanks for informations.
The cider is a very good drink !

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

What an interesting antique. Would love the cider without rodents, thank you!!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Not feeling the rodents here then...

The origin of the term 'Getting Rat assed?' ;)

10:54 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

Well maybe a cute little white mouse!

But definitely NOT a RAT! EWWWW!

Do what they get over there? Rat Assed?

And that would be after HOW MANY ciders? LOL!


1:00 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Great image! I love British cider. About the only kind we can get though is Strongbow and Magners and one from Ireland. Once or twice I lucked out and had some real scrumpy!

I've heard about the rat story! EEEEEK!!!

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1:33 AM  

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