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Out of the Hay and into the Hops
Out of the Hay and into the Hops

Out of the Hay and into the Hops

Hop Cultivation in Wealden Kent and Hop Marketing in Southwark, 1744–2000

Studies in Regional and Local History


192 Pages, 7 x 9.5

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9781907396045

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Oct 2011)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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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 Borough at Southwark, London. 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.

Author Biography

Celia Cordle is the recipient of the Kent Archaeological Society’s inaugural Hasted Prize.