image for Film U & Uc item typeStories from the Hop Yards at The Courtyard

Film U & Uc, Sat 3 Mar 2018, £5-£7

Derek Evans Captures Families Picking Hops by Hand

Derek Evans Captures Families Picking Hops by Hand


Catcher Media

01432 340555


Edgar Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 21 Feb - Mon 2 Apr Herefordshire Life Through A Lens Exhibition
Sat 3 Mar Stories from the Hop Yards


Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection Stories from the Hop Yards brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. A requisite of British beer, with their evocative aroma, hops have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Listen to stories of days past and present from pickers, farmers, traders and brewers. 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.

“These photographs are like a time machine allowing us to touch the past, you can smell hear and feel each scene” Exhibition visitor.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 Mar 2018 17:00 to 19:00


Tickets: £7
Concession: £6.50
Child Under 16: £5



See location of The Courtyard on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 508406  Lat: 52.06159 Long: -2.71904

The Courtyard is located on the A49 Leominster road opposite the Hereford United football ground north of the city centre. Within easy reach of the railway station and both bus stations


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