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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Hop picking in Kent, The Museum of Kent Life. Rural Conflict and Strikes in the Hop Gardens of Kent. Old Pictures of Hop Picking and of some villages - Kent. Hop Picking In Bexley. Hop Picking in Marden, Kent. English Hops - History of Cultivation from the Earliest times-a free to down load pdf copy of a 1919 book. Salvation Army and the hop fields 1886.

Hop Picking - Museum of Kent Life.

Hop Picking was a major industry in Kent, important to Kentish growers and to those employed, many from the East End of London. At Museum of Kent Life there are photographs and details of hop picking in Kent. Plus a map showing where hops were grown. Though the site is aimed at schools it is a good site to visit if any of your ancestors were involved in growing or picking hops.

An Introduction to Rural Conflict and Strikes in the Hop Gardens of Kent.

At Hop Picking in Kent there are many photographs and details of the conditions and disputes that occurred in the past. This site does contain adverts, but not of the pop up variety.

Hop Picking - A personal view.

Those who were involved in Hop Picking were not all from the East End of London. At  Hop Picking in Kent - a Personal View there are some details of local Kent people who worked in the hop gardens.

Old Pictures of Hop Picking - Kent

At Old Pictures of Hop Picking - Kent there are photographs dating from the early 1900's. On the same site at Old Kent Photographs of various villages dating from the early 1900's.

Hop Picking In Bexley.

Now a London Borough Bexley was formerly in Kent. At  Hop Picking Bexley there are some details of the hops fields in the area.

Marden Kent.

At Hop Picking in Marden, Kent there is an interesting story of a family from Deptford who would go hop picking in Marden. It contains many interesting facts about the hop pickers.

English Hops - History of Cultivation from the Earliest times. George Clinch FSA Scot FGS circa 1919. Free to down load

This is a pdf copy of an illustrated book detailing the history of hops from the 1500's. It contains many interesting illustrations of hop picking and the people involved as well as many other details. If you ancestors were involved in this occupation it is worth while down loading this book. It can be found at English Hops

Salvation Army in the hop fields.

The  Salvation Army Heritage Centre has an excerpt from an article from All the World dated October 1886 about the hop fields in Kent.

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