Introduction /The history of hop growing in Britain /Hop picking /Drying the hops /Other uses for hops /Glossary /Index
Because of its connection to the beer industry, hops and hop picking remains a topic of popular interest, especially that surrounds the crop.
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.