Tag Archives: Farming

Down on the Hop Farm

These faded photographs from the early part of the 1900’s give an insight of life on Seabrook Brothers Hop Farm in Tonbridge Kent. The cart loaded up for delivery, the farmhouse, and the farmers children.                                                                                                                        seabrook-hop-farm-1

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Fruit Pickers

This at first glance is an odd title however there is no other information I can add, either to the date or location of these original photographs. These five are some of my favourite photographs in my postcard collection. These show a happy group of fruit pickers posing for the photographer. If any of you readers can add any information I would be most grateful.

FRUIT PICKERS ( 4 )

The gentleman standing next to the central post is in the process of shaving, the local priest is there as well, 4th gentleman from the right.

FRIUT PICKERS ( 5 )

These are the children being well cared for, the boy kneeling 4th from the right has a penny whistle in his hands.

FRUIT PICKERS ( 1 )

Here is the priest posing with the men, sitting on top of the car.

FRUIT PICKERS ( 2 )

Another shot of the car and now a donkey has joined this happy band.

FRUIT PICKERS ( 3 )

The gentleman with the razor has made a 2nd appearance (4th from the left) and in the foreground are what appear to be numbered cribs. There are three babes in arms visible in this image. The local priest has once again joined the group and is standing in the back row. Hope you have enjoyed this trip back to the past through these wonderful images.