Through the Lens of Cyril Arapoff #9

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Women from London's East End having a 'holiday with pay!' working in the hop feilds of Kent. The tradition of working-class Londoners going hop-picking goes back at least to the eighteenth century.

2 comments:

mannorak said...

This brings back some memories... I used to go hop-picking with my parents in the early 1950s. Oast houses (for drying the hops) were a common sight in those days - now they've pretty much all all been converted into luxury homes. Great photo...

Richard Gibson said...

Thank you.