Stories From The Hop Yards

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  2. Vernon and Peter Amor are well-known as the faces of Wye Valley Brewery. Peter set up the brewery in the 1980s and talks about this and his career in the interview, while Vernon, who is now the managing director of the company talks about, among other things, the rise of craft brewing; the introduction of hops into British beer by Dutch immigrants; how public houses were originally exclusively by women and Wye Valley Brewery’s close relationship with their local hop growers. This full-length interview was recorded as part of from the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’, part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

    Each of the interviews conducted for the film will be made available in full for heritage purposes.

    Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection ’Stories from the Hop Yards’ brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. An essential ingredient of British beer, hops, with their evocative aroma, have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Families would arrive for a working holiday by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Dinners were cooked over open fires and children picked hops into an old umbrella while their mothers worked at the cribs. Pickers, farmers, traders and brewers come together in this first film in the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project to recount tales of hop-picking days, past and present.

    The film and touring photographic exhibition will bring previously unseen work by local photographer Derek Evans and his studio out of the archives and into the community. The first in a series of exhibitions is inspired by the hop-yards of the county, featuring both archive and contemporary images created by students and staff from Hereford College of Arts.

    The archive is also being catalogued and thousands of images are being digitised by project volunteers and uploaded to herefordshirehistory.org.uk so that everyone can appreciate the work of The Derek Evans studio, and through it their own unique heritage.

    Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is a Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Collections, and Learning and Achievement Services.

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  3. Graham Andrews shares some of his insights after a lifetime spent growing and selling hops near Bosbury. His nephew, Mark Andrews, who appears in the film, runs Townend Farm. This full-length interview was recorded as part of from the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’,part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

    Each of the interviews conducted for the film will be made available in full for heritage purposes.

    Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection ’Stories from the Hop Yards’ brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. An essential ingredient of British beer, hops, with their evocative aroma, have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Families would arrive for a working holiday by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Dinners were cooked over open fires and children picked hops into an old umbrella while their mothers worked at the cribs. Pickers, farmers, traders and brewers come together in this first film in the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project to recount tales of hop-picking days, past and present.

    The film and touring photographic exhibition will bring previously unseen work by local photographer Derek Evans and his studio out of the archives and into the community. The first in a series of exhibitions is inspired by the hop-yards of the county, featuring both archive and contemporary images created by students and staff from Hereford College of Arts.

    The archive is also being catalogued and thousands of images are being digitised by project volunteers and uploaded to herefordshirehistory.org.uk so that everyone can appreciate the work of The Derek Evans studio, and through it their own unique heritage.

    Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is a Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Collections, and Learning and Achievement Services.

    herefordshirelifethroughalens.org.uk

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  4. Lesley Andrews, at Townend Hop Farm near Bosbury, married into a family that had had hops in its blood for generations. She is carving out a unique niche with her plans for decorative hops, and shares her thoughts and concerns about hop-picking in the modern era. This full-length interview was recorded as part of from the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’, part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

    Each of the interviews conducted for the film will be made available in full for heritage purposes.

    Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection ’Stories from the Hop Yards’ brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. An essential ingredient of British beer, hops, with their evocative aroma, have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Families would arrive for a working holiday by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Dinners were cooked over open fires and children picked hops into an old umbrella while their mothers worked at the cribs. Pickers, farmers, traders and brewers come together in this first film in the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project to recount tales of hop-picking days, past and present.

    The film and touring photographic exhibition will bring previously unseen work by local photographer Derek Evans and his studio out of the archives and into the community. The first in a series of exhibitions is inspired by the hop-yards of the county, featuring both archive and contemporary images created by students and staff from Hereford College of Arts.

    The archive is also being catalogued and thousands of images are being digitised by project volunteers and uploaded to herefordshirehistory.org.uk so that everyone can appreciate the work of The Derek Evans studio, and through it their own unique heritage.

    Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is a Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Collections, and Learning and Achievement Services.

    herefordshirelifethroughalens.org.uk

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  5. Marks Andrews, at Townend Hop Farm near Bosbury, has been working around hops all his life. His family have been farming hops for ten generations. He has a deep working knowledge of hop growing and is full on hand-son practical insights, as well as being interested of researching new disease resistant hop varieties. This full-length interview was recorded as part of from the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’, part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

    Each of the interviews conducted for the film will be made available in full for heritage purposes.

    Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection ’Stories from the Hop Yards’ brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. An essential ingredient of British beer, hops, with their evocative aroma, have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Families would arrive for a working holiday by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Dinners were cooked over open fires and children picked hops into an old umbrella while their mothers worked at the cribs. Pickers, farmers, traders and brewers come together in this first film in the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project to recount tales of hop-picking days, past and present.

    The film and touring photographic exhibition will bring previously unseen work by local photographer Derek Evans and his studio out of the archives and into the community. The first in a series of exhibitions is inspired by the hop-yards of the county, featuring both archive and contemporary images created by students and staff from Hereford College of Arts.

    The archive is also being catalogued and thousands of images are being digitised by project volunteers and uploaded to herefordshirehistory.org.uk so that everyone can appreciate the work of The Derek Evans studio, and through it their own unique heritage.

    Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is a Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Collections, and Learning and Achievement Services.

    herefordshirelifethroughalens.org.uk

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Stories From The Hop Yards

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These are a collection of complete interviews conducted for the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’ film, part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

They are specifically about hop-picking in living…


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These are a collection of complete interviews conducted for the ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’ film, part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens project by local media company, Catcher Media.

They are specifically about hop-picking in living memory and create a collection of invaluable first-hand accounts of post-Second World War agricultural practices - there are great great stories, and many insights about hops too.

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