Residents who give up apples for cider thanked with party by Woodford Green business

PUBLISHED: 15:43 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 10 June 2013

London Gilder Cider's annual open day and tasting event

London Gilder Cider's annual open day and tasting event


A Woodford Green business which turns apples that normally go to waste into delicious cider thanked its suppliers with a party on Saturday.

London Glider Cider collects unwanted apples or pears from gardens in Woodford Green and elsewhere in Redbridge.

People who donate their fruit get paid in cider but they also got to visit the company’s cider house at the home of one of the business’ partners in Kings Avenue, Woodford Green.

It was their third annual open day.

Peter Newton, who runs the company with John Burgess and Rochelle Schwartz, said: “It was a blinder. We had a full garden and lots of entertainment.

“Everybody loved it.”

A folk group called the Bow Creek Ramblers entertained guests before friends formed an impromptu band to keep the party going.

Most in attendance lived within a five-mile radius, although the partners do collect from up to 10 miles away and further afield in special circumstances.

Guests got to taste raw cider before it is blended which can have around half a dozen different tastes.

Peter said: “Some of it’s sharp, some of it’s flat, some of it’s fruity.”

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