TQ7458 : Hop Picking at The Museum of Kent Life

taken 8 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

Hop Picking at The Museum of Kent Life
Hop Picking at The Museum of Kent Life
Demonstrating traditional hop picking at the Hop Festival. Thousands of hop pickers would come to Kent, often from London, during the late summer for the hop picking season. The hops were manually picked each hop from its bine.

Nowadays mechanisation has taken over and the hop bines are taken off and taken as a whole to a machine which would process the hops.
Museum of Kent Life
The Museum of Kent Life is an open air museum, based around an original farmstead, called Sandling Farm. One of the original buildings is an 19th century oast house, which is used to demonstrate hop drying during the September hop-picking season. There are also two farm houses and farmyard buildings.

A number of buildings have been saved from destruction and reconstructed at the site. These include hopper huts, thatched barn, granary, chapel, village hall, cottages, and another farmhouse.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 September, 2009
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Field 
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Hops, hop poles, hop fields   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 748 583 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.8242N 0:30.3864E
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