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Hop Pickers, c1940


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.

Date & time

Date:12 November 2019

Time:2pm to 4pm or 2pm to 4pm

Event Details

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


An 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


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