Special picking was a term used for
from designated hills in hop gardens so that the yield from each hill
could be analysed. Special pickers were generally women
to permanent hop farm employees who were experienced hop pickers.
Here are some photos of special pickers.
On the left of the photo there is Mrs
Saxby, Jo Willard and Elsie Simmons.
courtesy of Eileen Lawrence
Centre right of the photo is Ada Catt in the checkered shirt with
Eileen Lawrence to her right.
This photo has several women who are in the photo above.
Can anyone help with identification?
of the Catt family