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Hops and Hop Picking
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The hop has been intimately involved in social history for many centuries: it has caused controversy due to its role in the brewing process and was for centuries the centre of a social phenomenon, with thousands descending on hop-producing regions during harvest. It is a branch of agriculture requiring intensive labour and great skill, and this book examines its history from the earliest times to the present day, describing the traditional tools of the trade, the growers, the pickers and all those whose versatile skills have through the centuries made the hop industry a success.
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Introduction /The history of hop growing in Britain /Hop picking /Drying the hops /Other uses for hops /Glossary /Index

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Because of its connection to the beer industry, hops and hop picking remains a topic of popular interest, especially that surrounds the crop.

About the Author

Richard Filmer was born in Kent and educated at Ashford Grammar School. He still lives in Kent and has a keen interest in building construction, vernacular architecture and traditional trades and skills of both the town and the country. He has written extensively on the subject of Kentish craftsmen and has compiled an illustrated survey of Kentish Rural Crafts and Industries (Meresborough Books, 1981). Many of his photographs and articles on topographical, agricultural and architectural themes have appeared in both regional and national magazines and journals.

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