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Hop pickers in Yalding, Kent: 1952

Henry Grant

Hop pickers in Yalding, Kent: 1952
3 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Hop workers at Yalding near Maidstone in Kent. Hops are the ingredient that adds bitterness to beer. Hops have been grown in Kent since the 16th century and every September farmers would invite workers from London and elsewhere to come and pick the hops. This provided Londoners with a 'holiday with pay' and special trains were provided for them from London Bridge and Victoria stations. Whole families would come and camp on the hop farms

Image Details

1952 AD - 1952 AD
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© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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