Pictures below show an early, original cider mill and press, renovated for use. The three mill sections had collapsed with an apple tree growing in the centre of the segments whilst the mill wheel was half buried fifty yards away in the front garden. The press was all but lost, a heap of metal amidst a pile of rotting wood but luckily, all the metalwork survived. The press, screws and thread bars, had rusted so bad that it took much beating and heat to seperate the rust from the metal. Newly sawn English oak beams completed the renovation of the press.
preserving rural bygones
Cider making the old-fashioned way