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10%OFFHilary Heffernan - Voices of Kent Hop Pickers - 9780752411309 - V9780752411309
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Voices of Kent Hop Pickers

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Description for Voices of Kent Hop Pickers Paperback. Before the advent of machines in the late 1950s, hop-picking was undertaken by an army of people, many of whom saw the countryside only during these four to six weeks of picking. This collection of reminiscences captures the lives of the hop-pickers in detail, from the preparation and anticipation before departure. Series: Chalford Oral History. Num Pages: 128 pages, 100ill. BIC Classification: 1DBKESK; HBTD; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 165 x 9. Weight in Grams: 306.

Before the advent of machines in the late 1950s, hop-picking was undertaken by an army of people, many of whom saw the countryside only during these four to six weeks of picking. It was work and a way of earning some much needed extra money, but it was also their annual holiday, an opportunity to which they looked forward all year. For the 'home-dwellers' (the people local to the farms) it meant extra work, sometimes unpaid and always hard. This fascinating and informative collection of reminiscences has been compiled using the contributors' own words. It captures the lives of the ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Series
Chalford Oral History
Condition
New
Number of Pages
128
Place of Publication
Stroud, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780752411309
SKU
V9780752411309
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