Cider Musings

Percy Bulmer starts the age of industrial cider production


The founder was Henry Percival "Percy" Bulmer, the  younger  son of the rector the Reverend Charles H. Bulmer and his wife Mary at Credenhill, just NW of Hereford.                                         

Using apples from the orchard at his father's rectory glebe and an old stone press on the farm next door, Percy Bulmer made the first cider, upon which the family fortune would be made.

                                                                                       Percy Bulmer



With a £1,760 loan from his father, Percy  bought a field just outside the city at Ryelands and built their first cider mill. It was little more than a barn initially.