The Hop Bin

The Hop Bin

by Geoff Doel


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ISBN-13: 9780752493619
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Fran Doel and Geoff Doel are the authors of 14 books, mostly about folklore, many about Kent. They have been researching Kent traditions for nearly40 years. They lecture on hop-picking, and collect and sing traditional hopping songs. Fran and Geoff run summer schools for the University of Durham, and live in Tonbridge, Kent.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Preface 8

'The Early Years of Hop Growing in Kent' (2002) Anne Hughes 12

Chapter 1 The Tudor Hoppe 23

A Dyetry of Health (1542) Andrew Boorde (Borde) 23

Five Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie (1557) Thomas Tusser 25

Description of England (1577) William Harrison 29

A Perfite Platforme of a Hoppe Garden (1574) Reynolde Scot 30

Chapter 2 The Seventeenth-century Hop 33a

The English Husbandman (1613) Gervase Markham 33

The Complete Herbal (1653) Nicholas Culpeper 35

Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary (c.1690) Celia Fiennes 37

Chapter 3 The Georgian Hop 40

A Tour through the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (1724-27) Daniel Defoe 40

Song: 'The Jovial Man of Kent (When Autumn Skies are Blue)' 41

The Hop Garden (1752) Christopher Smart 43

Diary for the Years 1754-65 Thomas Turner 48

Eighteenth-century" Cookbook: To Choose Hops 50

Eighteenth-century Cookbook: To Restore Musty Beer 50

Song: Hops': A New Song for the Year 1776 50

Rural Rides (1822-26) William Cobbett 53

Chapter 4 The Victorian Hop 56

'Hops' from Household Words (1852) William Moy Thomas 56

Fran & Geoff Doel: Transport, Accommodation & Traditions 65

From Hops & Hopping(1892) John B. Maish 69

The Drowning at Hartlakc Bridge: Account from the London Illustrated News (1853) 71

'The Harriake Bridge Disaster' from Hops and Hopping 11892) John B. Marsh 73

Song: 'Hartlake Bridge' (Traditional Song from the Traveller Tradition) 74

Letter on the Hartlake Bridge Disaster of 1853 (Written 1984) Addressed to Mrs Anne Hughes Alice Ransom 75

The Hop-Pickers' Memorial Service, 19 October 2003, St Mary's Church, Hadlow Anne Hughes 77

Song: 'The Irish Hop Pole Puller' (Traditional Folk Song from the Singing of George 'Pop' Maynard of Copthorne (1872-1962)) 78

Chapter 5 The Twentieth-century Hop 82

Jack London: 'Hops and Hoppers' from The People of the Abyss (1903) 82

'Dymchurch Flit' from Puck of Pooks Hill (1906) Rudyard Kipling 88

'The Midnight Skaters' from the Collection Poems of Many Years (1957) Edmund Blunden 92

'The Shepherd of T Lattenden' from Sussex Saints (1926) Sheila Kaye-Smith 93

Rules to Pickers From the Beltring Whitbiead Hop Farm (1930s) 99

From 'Hop Picking' (1931) George Orwell 101

'The Days Work' from St Francis of the Hop-Fields (1933) Miles Sargent 103

'The Hop-Picking Season' and 'The Garden and the Oast' from Country Notes 0939) Vita Sackville-West 107

Running a Hop Farm Ken Thompson 109

From The Blossoming World (1971) H.E. Bates 115

Songs About Hop Picking Bob Kenwaid 116

Chapter 6 The Continuing Hop 121

John Lander (Hop Consultant): Hops - Past, Present & Future (1992 & 2013) 121

Living on a Hop Farm (2013) Gael Nash 124

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