Hop Picking

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kiwi
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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am

London invaders of the Kent hop-fields arriving in force at Marden station. X.jpg
London invaders of the Kent hop-fields arriving in force at Marden station.

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:54 am

Farming Hop Pickers. Mr & Mrs Broadhurst, from Bermondsey.jpg
Farming Hop Pickers. Mr & Mrs Broadhurst, from Bermondsey, who has been hopping all her 52 years of life, with her daughters & granddaughters.

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:28 am

This picture brings back some memories. We lived about 15 minutes from this location after moving out of London (1968). On a nice day the wife and I and the two children would go for long walks along this path, it’s nice to look at the picture and know where every path takes you. You can just see the trees and the woods in the background where we would collect Horse Chest Nuts and roast them when we got home. Also, in the wood was the hoppers dumping ground, nothing nasty, old pots, jam jars, old clocks, oil lamps and crockery and even old records, things like that. When we first came across this hopping had finished on this farm years before and to me it was like coming across a treasure chest of memories. The wife and children would collect the Chestnuts and I would dig around in the dump, yes, the wife did call me Steptoe, I still have some of the things I found.
Hop pickers use stilts on a farm at Wateringbury in Kent,1928..jpg
Hop pickers use stilts on a farm at Wateringbury in Kent,1928.
I think this was called Rock Farm?

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby micky2horses » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:44 pm

Some pictures of my family at Hopping I went for a couple of years but very young so dont remember anything
Hopping.jpg
hopping basket.jpg

Hopping 9 people.jpg
Charlie Jean Leslie Les.jpg

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:02 am

Hi micky2horses. Great pictures, brings back a lot of memories.

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm

:( Goudhurst station. The station was on the now closed Hawkhurst Branch from Paddock Wood in Kent. 1954. Many Hop-pickers passed through here over the years.
Goudhurst station. The station was on the now closed Hawkhurst Branch from Paddock Wood in Kent. 1954..png
Goudhurst Railway Station Site was sold at auction on Friday 7 July 1967. A house now stands on the site..jpg
Goudhurst Railway Station Site was sold at auction on Friday 7 July 1967. A house now stands on the site.

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:04 am

GOUDHURST STATION.jpg
Hop Pickers waiting at Goudhurst Station.
HORSEMONDEN STATION..jpg
HORSEMONDEN STATION. >>>>>>>

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:51 am

We went hopping at this farm in the late 1940s.
Hopper Huts, temporary housing for hop pickers, line the field at Trigg's Farm on Cranbrook Road, Goudhurst..jpg
Hopper Huts, temporary housing for hop pickers, line the field at Trigg's Farm on Cranbrook Road, Goudhurst

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Re: Hop Picking

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:02 pm

Trigg Farm  hop-pickers' camp near Goudhurst, Kent, in 1949.jpg
Trigg Farm hop-pickers' camp near Goudhurst, Kent, in 1949


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