'Oppin - a presentation' at Southwark Pensioners Centre
A potted history of Southwark's 19th and early 20th Century hop trade and its hop pickers from the staff of Southwark Local History Library and Archive.
Address:Sally Lynes, Southwark Pensioners
307 Camberwell Road
Post code:SE5 0HQ
Telephone:020 7708 4556
Open hours:Mon-Fri 9.30am to 4pm
Sat and Sun closed
DescriptionAn overview of the trade that was to consume the area of the Borough in the 19th and early 20th Century, focussing on why the industry was so successful in its 'heyday', the main breweries of the time, looking at the work of the hop factor and hop merchant and then a look at the work of the hop picker from preparations to leave for the farm until the end of the season.
By Bus:12, 35, 36, 40, 45, 68, 468, 176, 171