MEMORIES of Bulmers are wanted as Hereford's Cider Museum Trust celebrates a milestone anniversary.

This year marks 50 Golden Years of Celebrating Cider by the Hereford Cider Museum Trust. It was set up in 1973 when they thought that making farmhouse cider was a dying art.

The trustees were dedicated enthusiasts and included key cider makers Bertram Bulmer and Norman Weston. The trust spent the next seven years collecting, researching and fundraising to set up the Museum of Cider in Hereford in 1981. But first, in the 70s they created a pop-up museum in an empty shop in High Town, and set up a lottery, which was very unusual at the time.

Now, the trust needs help from Herefordians once again. The Museum of Cider team is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition at the museum for the summer.


They would love to invite you down memory lane with them, and are particularly keen to hear from people who worked at the Bulmer offices before it was a museum, who worked on the early museum or the cider mill surveys, or who remembers the Ryeland St factory being demolished.

They would also love to hear from anyone who remembers the pop-up Museum on the High Street in the mid-70s or the stall at the Three Counties Fair in 1978, who won or played the museum's lottery, or who remembers Bertram Bulmer or Norman Weston.

The team would be really interested in your memories or to see your photographs of the 1970s and 1980s.

You can get in touch by emailing

The exhibition runs until September 30 and is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Usual admission prices apply.