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Hazel Hunt and Andy Gronow of Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider share the story behind ‘Welsh Warrior’, the cider made in Pte Richard Hunt's honour, who lost his life serving in Afghanistan.

Gwynt Y Ddraig is a Welsh cider and perry company that was founded in 2001 by Andy Gronow. They are currently the largest cider company in Wales and sell their produce internationally. Gwynt Y Ddraig are based on a farm in Llantwit Fardre.

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 Hazel Hunt and Andy Gronow and edited by Project Associate Catrin James on the 19 July & 22 November 2017 at Gwynt y Ddraig Cider, Llantwit Fadre, CF38 2PW.

For more information - storytelling.research.southwales.ac.uk, www.welshcider.co.uk

gwyntcidershop.com/draught/welsh-warrior/

Since this recording was made the Welsh Warrior Foundation has closed. The family would now like the proceeds of the Welsh Warrior sales to go to another charity that supports injured service personnel called The Pilgrim Bandits.

For more information please see http://pilgrimbandits.org/

Archive reference HOCW/GYDD/1

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