• Short Summary

    Annual Hop Festival for Hop Pickers in Kent.

  • Description

    Paddock Wood, Kent

    Low angle shot hop vines . Young boy pulls one down. Young girl and boy pull off the hops and put them in basket. M/S family in sunshine sorting through the hops. C/U shot old lady sitting by trough pulling off the hops. General shots families putting hops into bin. Shots of a measurer and checker who keep a record of each family's "drift". Nice hop picking footage.

    M/S people working in hop fields, some carrying hops in sack which are taken to an old fashioned cart. M/S man entering figure into book whilst woman looks on. M/S horse and cart moves through hop field with sacks loaded on it. Several views of bare hop poles after harvest with no people in shot. Top shot of oast houses.

    Night shots of barbecue, a man in Elizabethan clothes (Mr Mumford Cooke) puts a garland of hops on the oldest "hopper" Annie Gorman. Shots of children and women look on, then C/U meat being carved. M/S Mr Mumford Cooke presents first slice of roasted ox to Annie Gorman (she's been coming here for 69 years) More shots of huge ox on spit and Mr Mumford Cooke carving the meat.

    Shots of women putting the meat on bread and children taking away the sandwiches. Top shot of the barbecue with hundreds of people milling around.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    35.23
    Media URN:
    2136
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:01:00 / 01:56:53:00
    Canister:
    CP 044

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