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Bill Symonds , Cider Maker and Country Gentleman
Bill Symonds was plied with cider in the cradle, nearly drowned in a vat of it as a child and when, in later years, his bank manager and accountant advised him to follow other small cider makers and go bankrupt, he responded with the logic of a strong character fortified by the brew and sacked them both. Tied less in old age to mill and orchard, he has become ambassador at large, on horseback or in ancient limousine, for the spirit of cheerful insobriety which his family have fostered in Herefordshire for 250 years.
Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Photography ARTHUR SMITH
Sound JACK WILSON , DANE BAUMBER Film editor PETER GIBBS
Directed by JEAN THOMPSON
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester
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