A competition for the neatest and most uniform hop stringing possible in an hour is seen on Pattenden Farm.
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.