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Apples to the ready for cider festival

Jersey's cider making heritage will be celebrated this weekend at the island's 'La Fais D'Cidie ' festival.

The islands history with the beverage dates back hundreds of years and at the event visitors can check out cider-making skills from the past and sample the local ciders on offer.

160 sacks of apples will be pressed to make cider for next year's festival.

It's taking place in the grounds of Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St. Lawrence all weekend.

Nicky Lucas, Community Events Curator, Jersey Heritage

We have 160 sacks of apples and 40 sacks are needed for pressing so we have Rudy the horse coming in. And we have an army of cider making volunteers washing the apples, crushing the apples, pressing the apples to ferment for next years festival.

– Nicky Lucas, Community Events Curator, Jersey Heritage