Memories of a Vanished Way of Life
Paperback 176pp Illustrated
9780099498360   Product Code: 20002
In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually to 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. In this oral history, Gilda O'Neill has gathered the recollections of some of the London women who, like herself, travelled to Kent for their working holidays at the hop harvest.