Crispin Cider came to life on October 25th 2008, the feast day of third century Sainted brothers Crispin & Crispinian. October is the month that Crispin Cider says thank you and gives back by collecting shoes and boots for those in need.
Crispin & Crispinian, sons of a noble Romano-Briton are the patron saints of cobblers, tanners and leather workers.
While travelling to London to seek apprenticeships, the brothers came across a shoe-maker's workshop in Faversham Kent and decided to travel no further but to remain in Faversham and learn their trade. They are commemorated in the name of the nearby ancient pub, The Crispin and Crispianus in London Road, Strood, Kent, where Charles Dickens would stop during journeys to and from his home in Gad's Hill Place, Higham. The pub is featured in his essay The Uncommercial Traveller.
St Crispin's Day is renowned for the battles that have been fought on its anniversary: Battle of Leyte Gulf, Pacific 1944, the Battle of Balaklava (Charge of the Light Brigade), Crimea 1854. And most famously, the Battle of Agincourt, Friday, October 25th, 1415, where English forces with their longbows and outnumbered 3 to 1, defeated the French with their crossbows. This famous victory was immortalized by William Shakespeare in Henry V, the St. Crispin’s Day "Band of Brothers" speech.
Soles4Souls® is a natianal charity that collects shoes and money to help those in need.... (Find out more)