Author Archives: Philip Colligan

Apple Day 2011

Huge thanks to everyone who turned out for Cambridge Apple Day – without a doubt the most successful that we’ve had so far.   It was a great event with lots of old hands and newbies all getting involved. As ever, … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Apple Day tomorrow

We’re all set and looking forward to Apple Day tomorrow.  It promises to be an absolute scorcher, so make sure you bring some sun tan lotion and a hat. We’re aiming to kick off about 10 a.m. and will run … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Apple Day

Only a few days until Cambridge Apple Day.  If you haven’t confirmed attendance yet, then drop us an email to let us know you’re coming.  It’s looking like a record attendance, so even more important that we know how many … Continue reading

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Scrumping time is here again

Just a week to go until Cambridge Apple Day 2011.  It’s the weekend for some serious scrumping.  We’re already on our way with half a tump of apples, but we need a big push this weekend to make sure we’ve … Continue reading

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The sorry tale of the exploding cyder

Fascinated to see this product recall from Stella after several bottles of their Cidre have “been found at risk of bursting unexpectedly”. Three things strike me about this. First: that Stella makes Cidre (and what’s with the spelling).  I didn’t … Continue reading

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2011 Cambridge Apple Day: Saturday 1 October

Spent the day getting stuff ready for this year’s Cambridge Apple Day, which is only a few weeks away now on Saturday 1 October. Same venue as last year.  We’ll get started around 10 a.m. and keep pressing until the … Continue reading

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Our new apple press part 2

This is the long-overdue second installment of my blog describing the process of making a new apple press.  Scroll down if you missed part 1. Onto Stage 3 and out with the chain morticer again to make the tenon and … Continue reading

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Our new apple press

Here it is… the new apple press for Cambridge Apple Day. That’s me and Gerwyn in his workshop Hafren enjoying a glass of his excellent home made cider at the end of two days hard work.  Gerwyn is a master … Continue reading

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Apple Day 2010

A huge thank you to everyone for making Cambridge Apple Day 2010 a great success.  I’ve posted a selection of photos, which you can access through this link (even if you don’t have a facebook account): http://tinyurl.com/3xg49f2 Awards for the … Continue reading

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What’s with all this rain?

Lots of rain in Cambridge again tonight.  The weather forcast for is for heavy rain on Friday and Sunday, but Sunny intervals on Saturday.  Let’s hope that the BBC have got it right. Whatever the weather we’ll be going ahead … Continue reading

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