Full of detail in to a much loved way of life Easy to read and enjoy Brings back a lot of memories from those days Could almost be with hop picking again Addictive book Lots of history into a forgotten way of life.
Nice memories recalled by people that used to travel and work in the hop gardens Brought back many memories of my childhood and hop picking days A wonderful reminder of years gone by.
↠´ Lost Voices: Memories of a Vanished Way of Life º Nothing wrong with the book but wasn t really what I was looking for, wanted a book percificaly about hop picking in a certain area how ever it does touch apon the hop picking its mainly loosly writin memories for one person.
This account of hop pickers from East London makes for good reading especially as the Author talks with former pickers used to go hopping as a child However , as with the Author s other accounts of East End life , I found it slightly biased towards the Salt Of The Earth East Enders The pickers were not always welcomed by the locals in the Kent villages speaking as someone who has Cockney blood in my veins , but was brought up in Essex , I must admit that I remember East End visitors to Epping Forest as rather rowdy lacking respect for the area Nonetheless , a very readable account with plenty of humour some very tragic moments.
The S, Nearly A Quarter Of A Million East Londoners Decamped Annually For 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 FarmsThis Book Records The Memories Of Some Of Them, In Their Own Lively Words Funny, Nostalgic And Ironic By Turns, They Tell Of Hopping As A Break From Him , An Escape From The Download Epub Format ☆ Lost Voices: Memories of a Vanished Way of Life PDF by ✓ Gilda O Neill Chesty London Smog, Respite From The Bombs Of War, As Well As A Source Of Income And The Nearest Thing To A Holiday That Adults Or Children Were Likely To Get It Was A Time Of Hard Graft, Of Laughter And Companionship And Long Evenings Around The Faggot Fire In The Memories Of Those Who Were There, It Was A Time When The Sun Always Shone Gilda O Neill Was Herself A Hop Picker As A Girl In This Vivid Book She Not Only Pays Tribute To The Creative Genius Of The Working Class Of London S East End, But Examines The Role Of Memory And Oral History In Our Understanding Of The Past