Out of the Hay and Into the Hops
Hop cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744-2000
Author: Celia Cordle
“This book is innovative in terms of its scale and content, and in drawing the connections between the two districts of Kent and London it is a fascinating and valuable addition to the literature on hop culture. Its methodological approach is also very impressive and the use of a range of both quantitative and qualitative source material acts as a model for what a local and regional study can achieve... this is a thorough and thoroughly pleasing study of one of England's 'alternative' agricultures.”
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“Utterly fascinating” Journal of Kent History
“As an insight into an iconic rural landscape, this an excellent guide.” Rural History
“This strongly recommended book has enabled me to develop my understanding of this agricultural, commercial and social phenomenon.” Local History News
“[a] window onto a past age, now clearly lost to us.” Jonathan Healey, Local Population Studies
Out of the Hay and into the Hops explores the history and development of hop cultivation in the Weald of Kent together with the marketing of this important crop in the Borough at Southwark (where a significant proportion of Wealden hops were sold).
A picture emerges of the relationship between the two activities, as well as of the impact this rural industry had upon the lives of the people engaged in it.
ISBN: 978-1-907396-04-5 Format: Paperback, 200pp Published: Sep 2011
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