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Cider branching out to urban wasteland

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 06, 2014

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It could hardly be further away from the bucolic image of a Somerset cider orchard – but even the notorious Manchester suburb of Moss Side is planting apple trees. Only last week the Western Daily Press reported on plans for an Italian cider and as the West's favourite tipple soars in popularity ever more unlikely places are joining in. Moss Side was known as being one of the roughest places in Britain, with a reputation for gang violence. But in recent years it has had a bit of a revival and producers plan to make 5,000 litres of Moss Cider at a former bus garage annually.

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