ONCE the second-largest cider maker in the country, Taunton Cider no longer exists and today has become all but forgotten by most people.

But on Thursday (April 25) it will be brought back to life in Wellington during an evening with one of its long serving former directors, Alan Reeve.

Mr Reeve will tell of the Norton Fitzwarren company’s successes and its failure, and how for much of the 20th century it was one the country’s largest cider manufacturers.

Then, as a result of takeovers and mergers, it ceased to exist after relocating from the village in the late 1990s.

Mr Reeve will give an illustrated public talk in Wellington Prep School Hall, in South Street, at 7.30pm.

The evening is being organised by and is in aid of, Wellington Local History and Museum Society, with entry costing £4 for non-members and £3 for members of the society.