Alan Stone - local speakerCapturing Somerset’s rural heritage is the website for Alan Stone of Shepton Mallet.

It captures information about my key passions:

  • Self-published author and publisher of local history books.
  • Ciderwriter, cidermaker with Stone’s Bittersweet Ciders.
  • Rural History, Cheese and Country Show historian.
  • Local Historian for Shepton Mallet and surrounding Villages.
  • Reviving the works of Somerset’s ‘lost author’ Walter Raymond.
  • Speaker at local meeting and events for clubs etc.

Latest From The Bittersweet Blog

Artisan cider makers need to be noticed

16 February 2017|0 Comments

 The artisan cider makers need to be noticedAs artisan and craft cider makers – smaller cider makers […]

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Great Taste Awards and a plea for drier ciders

16 April 2015|0 Comments

Today I was honoured to again be a judge in the cider classes of the Great Taste Awards. These excellent […]

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Yeovil Beer Festival – and cider too

23 March 2015|0 Comments

Friday 21st of March and I was surprised and delighted to be asked along to a press photo shoot to help p […]