|Author||: Celia Cordle|
|Publisher||: Univ of Hertfordshire Press|
|Total Pages||: 204|
|ISBN 10||: 1907396047|
|ISBN 13||: 9781907396045|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Based on oral histories and farm books, this account offers a fascinating analysis of some 300 years of hop-cultivation history in the Weald of Kent, a rural area in the South of England, and in the London Borough of Southwark. The diverse processes of hop agriculture are examined within the wider context of events, such as the advent of the railroads and the effects of war, as are changes to the working practices and technologies used and their reception and implementation in the Weald. Also examining hop trading and dealing, this comprehensive record demonstrates the impact this rural industry had upon the lives of the people engaged in it.