Footage of hop harvesting in Kent.
Harvesting hops in Kent.
Agriculture. Hopping in Kent; c. 1930. Harvest of hop vines to obtain the female flower; called hops; used in brewing beer. Working-class Londoners could have a sort of working holiday in the country by assisting w/ the hops harvest in Kent. Opens w/ shot of oat houses- -cone-shaped storage buildings for hops. Various shots of men and boys loading large bags on the back of trucks. Also various shots of women and girls doing the actual harvest work; stripping the flowers off the vines. Some young children help their mothers;the smaller toddlers hang about nearby. Shot of a woman sitting; holding baby as she works. Farming; alcoholic beverages; labour; transportation