Photograph of a boy working the cider press in a barn at Langaller farm just south of Bovey Tracey in 1925. Devon is well known for its excellent cider, now all made by machines instead of the hard work shown here.
After the apples have been pulped, they are then pressed to extract the juice. The pulp is made into a 'cheese'. Traditionally, this was alternate layers of apple pulp and straw, which are then pressed and the juice collects in a container below the press. Often more than one pressing takes place to ensure that the maximum volume of juice is obtained.
Apple Day 2007 is October 21st. For details of events click on link 1
For more detailed information on the processes involved in cider making click on link 2
Updated on May 17, 2018