Visit to The Mill House Cider Museum in Overmoigne
on Thursday 21 November 2019
A visit has been arranged on Thursday 21st November to the Mill House Cider Museum in Overmoigne followed by lunch for those who wish to partake at The Moreton Tea Rooms.
The Mill House Cider Museum contains several antique items of cider making equipment with a video and explanations about how they were used during the 18th and 19th century. Many have been restored to working condition and we are hoping someone will be available to give us a demonstration. Cider was a very important country drink in bygone eras and of course is still popular today. Apparently the Mill House was featured in Thomas Hardy’s “The Distracted Preacher” and Hardy’s name for Overmoigne was Nethermoynton.
There is also a display of Longcase Clocks which may also be of interest.
The group will meet at 10.45am at The Mill House when the owner will have tea and coffee available although unfortunately there isn’t a coffee shop as such (£1.50 a cup). The charge for admission to both parts of the museum is £4 which will be collected in advance.
Lunch has been arranged for the group at 12.30pm in the Moreton Tea Rooms which are a short drive from the museum.
More details of directions and menu choices will be available at a later date.
Geoff and Carol Lambkin
9 August 2019