Three new paintings highlighting the significance of Jersey’s cider production and export industry are now on permanent display in the Cider Barn at Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St Lawrence.
The paintings are by local artist Jason Butler, who has beautifully captured the atmosphere of the working cider barn in the late 19th century and the drama and process of the Island’s cider making traditions. The project was generously paid for by a private donor.
The paintings were hung this week, with help from the artist, in time for Jersey Heritage’s fully booked La Faîs'sie d'Cidre weekend (17th-18th), when Islanders will be in the Cider Barn watching volunteers keeping the Island’s traditions alive by making cider.
The Cider Barn, along with the rest of the farm complex at Hamptonne, was restored in the early 1990s, when the granite apple crusher and magnificent ‘corkscrew’ cider press were reinstated.