Visiting Hop Pickers
September the regular hop farm workers were supplemented by visiting
workers to pick the hops. Initially when all hop picking was done
by hand, workers came mainly from London and Hastings. In later
years as hop picking became more mechanised, foreign students were
employed to bring the hop bines from the hop gardens to the picking machines.
page is an introduction for details of visiting hop pickers.
Some people have contacted me with their experiences
and memories of hop
picking at Bodiam. Their details can be found by clicking the
relevant photograph below.
|In the Hop Garden|