Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia
Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia

Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery, bar, pub memorabilia

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Wm Gaymer’s Old English Cider Cyder mirror, advertising, wall art, man cave, she shed, brewery bar pub memorabilia.

Vibrant Wm Gaymer’s cyder mirror with bold old English style fonts on the branding in an round setting, with a matt yellow border infill with thin accents of detail.

Lovely pine wooden frame.

Nice vintage condition with minimal signs of authentic patina.

Height: 35cm
Length: 40cm
Width: 2cm

Olde English was a brand of cider (formerly known by the alternative spelling cyder). Unlike most English ciders being grown in the west of the country in counties such as Devon, Herefordshire and Somerset, Gaymer's originated in eastern England.

“Ye Olde English Cyder” was apparently designed for the American market in 1939, but never shipped out due to the outbreak of the Second World War: it was sold in the UK as a special offer during the war and until 1950, and then became a standard product of the company. By the time of the Showerings takeover in 1961 “Olde English” was Gaymer’s best known product.

It is unknown when the Gaymer family started selling cider. An advertisement in 1875 describes them as being “established upwards of two centuries”, one of 1883 “established nearly two centuries”, a 1961 newspaper report talks of “more than 300 years” and a modern bar towel has the phrase “established 1770” on it. One source states that in 1784 Robert Gaymer moved with his family from Starston to Banham (both are places in Norfolk), where he farmed “and produced the first identifiable Gaymer cider”. His son John, “Long” John as he was known, due to his height of 6 ft. 10½in., continued the cider-making, and indeed an advertisement from “The Bury and Norwich Post” of 26 May 1800 states that he had inherited the trade secrets of his father-in-law Joseph Chapman which were “the result of the last ten years practice and experience” and that “The cydermaking business is carried on by the said John Gaymer at Banham aforesaid, by whom all orders will be thankfully received, and readily executed”. Joseph Chapman was describing himself as a “cyder merchant” in 1781. “Long” John was buried in Banham churchyard in 1843.