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    Full title reads: "HAROLD BERENS ON THE HOP".

    London & Paddock Wood, Kent.

    General view of London Bridge railway station approach. Horse and cart pulling up. Hopper unloading belongings from van. Man taking belongings from car. Close up shot of a man pushing truck. Back view, old man and little boy pushing trolley. Close up shot of their legs. Old man limping. People arriving at station - East End hop pickers. Pan with woman holding baby in arms. Close up shot of another woman walking with baby in arms.

    Close up shot of engine driver and fireman looking out from train locomotive. Hoppers passing through gates onto platform. Close up shot of an old woman arguing with ticket inspector. Back view, old woman arguing with inspector, she turns and walks away. Boy pushing pram with belongings past engine. Mother and child following. Boy pulling large trunk. Close up shot of man and woman talking. Guard blowing whistle to start train. Train pulling from station. Travel shot of the buildings, from train as it moves from station. Travel shot, from train - countryside.

    Close up shot of nameplate on station 'Paddock Wood.' General view of hoppers alighting from train. People on platform.

    General view of hoppers' barracks. Family unpacking. Close up shot of elderly woman sweeping. General view of hop garden. Close up shot of hop vine being pulled down. Close up shot of the hands pulling hops from vine. Close up shot of elderly man smoking cigarette as he works.

    Impersonator Harold Berens provides lovely Cockney commentary for this item.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:59:00 / 01:46:35:00
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  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    Hop Picking London On Film: East End London Life Ade Andrew 45-48 Hop Pickers Hopping Hopping in Kent Post-war Poverty
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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