The van in the background was one that came round the hop gardens playing record requests
This photo has been submitted by Bill Regelous and shows the Francis and Regelous family at
Park Farm Udiam in 1951. They continued to go hop picking there for many years.
From left to right: Jean Regelous, Mrs Francis, Roy Francis,
Shirley Regelous and Bill Regelous.
Bill comments "The location the hop fields was near Park
Farm...I visited Park Farm and the old brick built building that housed the two
shops is stll there,in fact written in pencil on the whitewashed walls you can
still make out the odd note like the Hut109 owes 1/3 etc ... Amazing
,considering how long its been there. When we visit Bodiam which is quite often the steam train ( The
Bumper) whistle still brings back memories along with the smell of wood
"I would have preferred to go
fishing in the Rother nearby."