Sawbridgeworth was a good place to meet each year, even after I became an itinerant scribbler based elsewhere and Newport and Callaghan took over The Hop Picker
in Hackney Road.
Bill's latest book, Hop Picker
is about a girl growing up in a small mining village which the former miner describes as different from his own home of New Tredegar.
now, if only they still needed hop pickers
, because i have a few overexcited older volunteers.
take a break from their back breaking toil during the hops harvest Courtesy Bromyard and District Local History Society
seeking union representation were confronted by armed soldiers.
Raibmon then tells the story of the Puget Sound hop pickers
of the late-nineteenth century and their impact on the expanding population and economy of the State of Washington.
Among them are a pile of stills confiscated by police during Prohibition, a bull standing in front of a Cottage Grove saloon, a pair of young women with their bicycles, Native American hop pickers
and a man holding a rifle.
in their "bright, showy calicoes" and with their "incessant song-singing and fun" made a very picturesque sight, as the naturalist John Muir put it.
Ladislav Rychman, director of the Czech smash hit communist-era musical "The Hop Pickers
," died in Prague April 1.
St Arnolf of Soissons, the patron saint of hop pickers
, who miraculously multiplied barrels of beer in times of need.
During the harvest at Elk Mountain, hop vines are gathered in the fields by hand, mechanical hop pickers
and by combines.
Jobs range from hop pickers
and brewers to bar staff, chefs, regional managers and delivery drivers with big names such as J D Wetherspoons.