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In the Garden of England, in bygone times, entire communities relied on hops for their survival. But this sprawling industry also depended on huge numbers of itinerant workers for the few short weeks during harvest time. Thousands of Londoners boarded trains heading south to the hop fields of Kent for a working holiday - a hop picker's holiday.
This film tells their story, and that of a once proud industry, via interviews and newly discovered archive film from the heyday of hops. The remarkable footage, in colour and black and white, stretches from the 1920's to the 1950's and whisks us back to another world and a different way of life; one before lager, themed pubs, intensive farming and the decline of the countryside.
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