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Dave Matthews explains how he named the previously unknown Welsh perry pear Gwehelog, after the village in which it was found.

Dave Matthews is the founder member of The Welsh Perry & Cider Society which was formed in 2001 and organised the first WPCS festival. Dave Matthews made it his goal to find new Welsh varieties of cider apple and perry pear and has found and named many new varieties. Dave and his wife Fiona are the proprietors of Bartestree Cider (HR1 4BY), which was founded in 2013.

This digital story was created for ‘The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales’, a two year HLF funded project in partnership with The George Ewart Evans Centre For Storytelling at The University of South Wales and The Welsh Cider and Perry Society.
This story recorded with Dave Matthews and edited by Project Associate Catrin James on the 8th of March 2017 at Dave and Fiona’s home in Bartestree, Herefordshire.

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