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English Rural Life Collection

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop picking in Paddock Wood Kent 7th September 1962

Hop picking in Paddock Wood Kent 7th September 1962

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Nursery congress at Phillip Ladds Nursery on Goldsel Road in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Nursery congress at Phillip Ladds Nursery on Goldsel Road in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A party of hop pickers on a farm near the village of Paddock Wood in Kent. 9th September

A party of hop pickers on a farm near the village of Paddock Wood in Kent. 9th September 1958

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop Picking fun for all the family. Young and old pick hops by the binful. 1950s

Hop Picking fun for all the family. Young and old pick hops by the binful. 1950s

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Loading hops for the mechanical picker at Brewers Hall Farm in Mereworth, Kent. 10th

Loading hops for the mechanical picker at Brewers Hall Farm in Mereworth, Kent. 10th September 1962

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop Kilns removing dried hops from the kilns in Goudhurst. ( A general view ) 1937

Hop Kilns removing dried hops from the kilns in Goudhurst. ( A general view ) 1937

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: The Edenbridge and Oxted Show - 2 August 1960 Winner of the Scarecrow Competition

The Edenbridge and Oxted Show - 2 August 1960 Winner of the Scarecrow Competition in the Young Farmers Club contest is twelve year old Robert Cowell of the Edenbridge Club credit

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop picking at Maplescombe Farm, Farningham, Kent. 1938

Hop picking at Maplescombe Farm, Farningham, Kent. 1938

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: With a felling axe, Harry ( Heathfield ) the Hedger of Charing, Kent, has cut

With a felling axe, Harry ( Heathfield ) the Hedger of Charing, Kent, has cut off the stumps of a hedge he previously trimmed. 6 February 1951 TopFoto

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Mr A. W. (Jack) Pearce of Lymington, Hampshire is out to beat the world horse ploughing

Mr A. W. (Jack) Pearce of Lymington, Hampshire is out to beat the world horse ploughing
Mr A.W. (Jack) Pearce of Lymington, Hampshire is out to beat the world horse ploughing record of 263 firsts and 100 cups. He is 64 and in fifty years he has won 231 first prizes

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Women hop pickers in Beltring, Kent. Each worker has a gas mask over their shoulder

Women hop pickers in Beltring, Kent. Each worker has a gas mask over their shoulder in box in case of a gas attack. 1939

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop pickers in East Peckham. Young and old working in the hop field. 1 September 1938

Hop pickers in East Peckham. Young and old working in the hop field. 1 September 1938

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Farm workers are loading potatoes into sacks at a potato clamp. 1939

Farm workers are loading potatoes into sacks at a potato clamp. 1939

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Hop pickers walking back to the oast houses with a loaded cart. 1935

Hop pickers walking back to the oast houses with a loaded cart. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: The Watercress beds in Footscray, Kent cared for by Mr and Mrs Johnstone seen walking

The Watercress beds in Footscray, Kent cared for by Mr and Mrs Johnstone seen walking across the bridge. 1938

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Faggot bundles in Chelsfield, Kent. 1936

Faggot bundles in Chelsfield, Kent. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A man chops branches down to be put in faggot bundles in Chelsfield, Kent. 1936

A man chops branches down to be put in faggot bundles in Chelsfield, Kent. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Pea picking in Swanley. 1936

Pea picking in Swanley. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Searles, water diviner. 1935

Searles, water diviner. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Mr G Lamb of Hextable shows off his orange plants. 1 March 1936

Mr G Lamb of Hextable shows off his orange plants. 1 March 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Farm workers in Farningham load hay on to the trailer being pulled by a tractor. 1935

Farm workers in Farningham load hay on to the trailer being pulled by a tractor. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Mushroom caves at Chislehurst, Kent. 1934

Mushroom caves at Chislehurst, Kent. 1934

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Home Front. Land girls in Kent

Home Front. Land girls in Kent

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Two pictures taken from almost the same viewpoint on grays Farm Estate (LCC) near Orpington

Two pictures taken from almost the same viewpoint on grays Farm Estate (LCC) near Orpington, Kent. (X ref. M00982242). This first picture shows the land when it was used for farming - with an

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Fish and Chips for women farm workers on a chilly March day 1948. The van is a converted

Fish and Chips for women farm workers on a chilly March day 1948. The van is a converted
An enterprising ex Royal Naval Chief Steward has sunk his gratuity into a mobile fish and chip shop and now takes hot dinners to workers in the fields

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Farm Scene (Rolling). 1934

Farm Scene (Rolling). 1934

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A farmer and his team of horses ploughing a field. 1939

A farmer and his team of horses ploughing a field. 1939

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A team of four workers on Western Cross Farm, near Greenhithe, Kent, are pictured hoeing

A team of four workers on Western Cross Farm, near Greenhithe, Kent, are pictured hoeing and pulling out weeds on 28 acres of majestics planted in the second week of April

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A young boy rides a horse bareback. 1936

A young boy rides a horse bareback. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Farmer Tom Booker of Eynsford. 1938

Farmer Tom Booker of Eynsford. 1938

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: King George VI poses with a large pig, helping to promote the use of swill made

King George VI poses with a large pig, helping to promote the use of swill made from waste during the war to keep Britain fed. 8 August 1942

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Horses working on the farm - ploughing in Clydesdales, Ayrshire

Horses working on the farm - ploughing in Clydesdales, Ayrshire

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Man cutting corn with a scythe - harvesting by hand. Picture shows Fred Goldup, aged 72

Man cutting corn with a scythe - harvesting by hand. Picture shows Fred Goldup, aged 72, working on a farm near Shoreham, Kent

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: A man uses stilts for the stringing of the hop poles. 1937

A man uses stilts for the stringing of the hop poles. 1937

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Two pictures on the L. C. C. housing estate at St Pauls Cray, Kent where houses where

Two pictures on the L. C. C. housing estate at St Pauls Cray, Kent where houses where
Two pictures on the L.C.C. housing estate at St Pauls Cray, Kent where houses where being built at a rate of 30/40 per week to house the thousands of homeless workers of London

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: The children of hop pickers take shelter to watch the Battle of Britain. August 1940

The children of hop pickers take shelter to watch the Battle of Britain. August 1940

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Womans Land Army 1940 Kent

Womans Land Army 1940 Kent

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Mono Print

Mono Print
Charlie and his home made bender which he attaches to his swcythe to make the wheat lie for easy collection - when he cuts round the outside of a field ready for the bindre - at Shireham, Kent

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Connie Gurney holding a pair of kids at a goat farm in birling, Kent, 1939

Connie Gurney holding a pair of kids at a goat farm in birling, Kent, 1939

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Bedford cattle truck. 1935

Bedford cattle truck. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Womens Land Army in training on the fields of Wye, Kent. Here a Land Girl is

Womens Land Army in training on the fields of Wye, Kent. Here a Land Girl is getting practice on using a tractor. 1939

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Watercress beds in Horton Kirby. 1935

Watercress beds in Horton Kirby. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Stanley Dack of Dartford. 1935

Stanley Dack of Dartford. 1935

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Market personality. 1936

Market personality. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Traffic hold-up by cows crossing a road in Chislehurst, Kent. 1934

Traffic hold-up by cows crossing a road in Chislehurst, Kent. 1934

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Farmers and there horses plough work together to work the field near Plum Lane

Farmers and there horses plough work together to work the field near Plum Lane. 1936

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Bumper Australian wheat crop will aid starving Europe after World War II food shortage

Bumper Australian wheat crop will aid starving Europe after World War II food shortage. Eight horses tandem team, one of the few remaining in Parkes, pulls header on W.H. Paveys field

Background imageEnglish Rural Life Collection: Dumping apples on Green Street Green in Dartford, Kent. 1937

Dumping apples on Green Street Green in Dartford, Kent. 1937



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