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It’s been very stormy few days in North Somerset recently. Here is a view of a wonderful old Orchard that is situated just outside of Wedmore, taken just after a storm had past.

Autumn Colour 10th Nov 2018


Springtime in a cider apple Orchard in Somerset

Apple Blossom in Thatchers Cider Orchard in Sandford, 2nd May, 2018


Happy Apple Day… !

Happy Apple Day... !

I took a break from filming the harvesting at Thatchers cider last week to take some pics. The apples were Tremlett’s I think, waiting to be scooped up to looking ripe ‘n’ rosy in the autumn Light.



A poem for apple day from Somerset poet james Crowden

Cider Haiku

The orchard first snugly
Round our shoulders –
Like an old overcoat.

Hard pressed, the stream of juice
Runs madly from the cheese –
Autumn out of control

Invisibly we merge
With the barrels –
Are sucked into their darkness

Their roundness catapults us
Beyond the common place –
A world apart.

All at once we are enveloped
By the brooding silence –
Ten thousand gallons.



International Brewing Award for Thatchers Cider

International Brewing Award for Thatchers Cider

Congratulations to Thatchers Cider for winning the 2013 brewing award for their 2011 ‘Vintage’ cider. Martin Thatcher was photographed in the historic oak vat room.