Lost Voices: Memories of a Vanished Way of Life - Gilda O'Neill

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Lost Voices: Memories of a Vanished Way of Life - Gilda O'Neill

In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually for the hopfields of Kent. Most of the pickers were women, who would take...

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ProRecords social history that would otherwise be for...

ConsA bit repetitive, some dialect hard to read

This book is about the hop-pickers who travelled in their thousands from London to Kent each year, from around 1920 until the late 1960s. Hops are basically seed cones that have to be harvested for beer production; until the end of the 1960s when mechanical pickers took over they had to be hand...

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In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually for the hopfields of Kent. Most of the pickers were women, who would take their children and other dependent relatives to stay in the hoppers' huts on the farms. This book records the memories of some of them, in their own words.

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Publisher: Arrow

Author: Gilda O'Neill

Genre: Historical Biography

Title: Lost Voices: Memories of a Vanished Way of Life

Type: Non-Fiction

EAN: 9780099498360

ISBN: 0099498367

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