Herefordshire Life Through a Lens: Stories From the Hop Yards (U)
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
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.
This film will be followed with a live Q&A session with the film-makers and guest interviewees.
UK, 2018, 1 hour 30 minutes