The Hop Pickers Army 1927

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    Item title reads: "The Hop-Pickers' Army. East Ender "profit and pleasure" holiday is now in full swing in the hopfields."

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    M/S men and women amongst hop bushes. Shot of mother and five children picking hops and putting them into a large bag. C/U of a pretty little girl with blonde curly hair and a grubby dress looking wistfully at the camera. She holds hops and other children are around her. A man empties hop pickings into a sack, while another man in a hat logs down the weight on paper. M/S men and women round a steaming cooking pot over a fire, and one women tastes the soup.

    Note: Did the cook forget the bouquet garni ? The grubby child looks ready for the Pears soap.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33332
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    696.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:28:00 / 01:44:29:00
    Canister:
    G 1429
    Sort Number:
    G 1429
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