Digital Stories

The Welsh Perry & Cider Society and George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling are collaborating on a project titled 'The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales'

Research team
Lead Investigator: Emily Underwood-Lee (FCI), Project Associate: Catrin James.

Anticipated Outcomes
A collection of oral histories will be recorded and archived. These cider maker oral histories, in the form of a combination of video recordings, sound recordings, and transcripts, will be made available through the WPCS website to give audiences a more personal experience and understanding of heritage, and to also ensure that this detail is correctly documented and stored for future generations. Information about archived material will also be listed online, so that it is researchable and easily accessible, i.e. links to St Fagans, Peoples Collection Wales, local record offices etc. A project report will be completed and made publicly available. A mobile exhibition will be housed with the Welsh Perry and cider Society to ensure the project findings are widely disseminated. It is also anticipated that a number of peer reviewed articles will report the findings of the project.

To hear some of the stories collected already follow the link here

To see some of the digital stories click here

For more information contact: Catrin James. Follow the project on FacebookSoundcloudTwitter, and on the project Instagram and Project Associate Catrin James's Instagram.

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Audio and visual snippets of the history of cider making in Wales