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    Marden, Kent.

    In the yard of Pattenden Farm, several men and women stand around with long poles and bales of yarn; commentator explains they are about to compete in hop stringing competition - apparently, the best hops have to be strung 15' 6" in the air. The contestants take their places in the bare hop field, a man blows a whistle and the contestants start to thread yarn from the ground to hooks on a line at the specified height. It looks rather like crochet on a very large scale.

    Some women are seen 'banding in' - tying four strings together at shoulder height; some men stand around making notes; judges wander around looking at the handiwork.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4351
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    429.13
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:56:00 / 01:32:32:00
    Canister:
    CP 699
    Sort Number:
    CP 699
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Hopping
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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