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Improvements at Lawrence's Cider

John Lawrence at Lawrence's Cider has just completed a major piece of work extending his workshop and replacing his milling and pressing set up.

John exchanged a hydraulic Voran pack press and basic electric mill for a brand-new belt press and washer elevator mill, both by Voran.

Of the improvements, John says: "It should make my life a lot easier."

Big news at Sheppy's

A substantial new development including a new pressing facility and warehouse is coming to a conclusion at Sheppy’s Cider. The new pressing equipment includes a Voran double belt press, supplied by Vigo, which is being commissioned by engineers from Austria from 24th September. The development also includes a new warehouse which - from January 2013 - will house the company\'s relocated bottling and kegging lines.

Louisa Sheppy says: "We will be pressing approximately 1,500 tonnes this year and have outgrown the buildings which have accommodated the family business so well since 1917. The relocation and expansion into purpose-built buildings will allow for continued growth of the business and will improve efficiency, working conditions and production standards."

Bridge Farm crowns May with Devon accolade

After a successful presentation of Bridge Farm’s special edition cider to Her Majesty The Queen, the Jubilee cider went on to win a prize at the Devon County Show. Bridge Farm’s draught ciders also fared well, sweeping the board with 1st Prize in Dry cider, 2nd prize in Medium and 1st prize in Sweet, the Sweet entry also went on to win Champion Cider of the 2012 show.

Everyone at Bridge Farm is celebrating being crowned Champion Cider at the show. It is particularly pleasing as 25 years have passed since Nigel Stewart won his first ever prize at The Devon County Show back in 1987.

The Staff are all feeling elated that the winning consistency of the cider at the farm has been maintained and honored with the presentation of the Champion Cider cup from the Devon County Show 2012.

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