Cider Making in the Channel Islands
Author: Brown, Martyn
Source: Folk Life - Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 25, 1986-1987 , pp. 100-105(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Today the Channel Islands are probably more commonly associated with duty-free wines and spirits than with a traditional cider-making industry, but in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries cider-making was one of the principal industries and cider was a major export, from Jersey in particular. Proximity to the coast of France, and the seasonal migration of Breton farm workers to the islands particularly in the nineteenth century, influenced many agricultural practices and techniques, cider-making amongst them; the design of machinery and equipment was as likely to follow that of Normandy and Brittany as that of the south coast of England.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1986-01-01