Aesthetics in the everyday? Hop hauling as an art

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My mother, of humble Irish stock, used to say to all of her children: ‘no matter what job you do, do it with a sense of pride’. And that is not a bad… Continue reading

Micro-tradition vs global homogeneity: Fownhope Heart of Oak Society Flower Walk

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No need to travel far if you are looking for something quirky in the best of British traditions this weekend. June 2nd (the closest Saturday to Oak Apple day) marks the annual Heart of… Continue reading

Oops – privacy policy

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The last email continued the wrong link to our privacy policy apologies here is the correct one https://herefordshirelifethroughalens.org.uk/privacy-policy/

Keeping in touch with this Herefordshire project

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“Real people with rich memories, beautifully portrayed” As you might be aware, a new privacy law will come into effect on May 25th 2018.GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new law that… Continue reading

Bumper ‘harvest time’ for local pubs

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‘It was a tremendous atmosphere. Every public house in the county was abuzz with hop pickers. All of a sudden for one month a year, there was an absolute buzz, it was incredible.’… Continue reading

An audience favourite

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Sometimes a story captures the public imagination for all the right reasons. ‘Stories from the Hop Yard’, the film from Catcher Media, seems to have done just that, that is if the sell-out… Continue reading

Stories from the Hop Yards film on tour

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So as they say on the football world it was a game of two halves. After the snow severely impacted our sold out premiere event on Saturday 3rd March the weather on 6th… Continue reading

Stories from the Hop Yards film screenings and exhibitions

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We are delighted to announce a whole new list of dates where you can see the first film from this project and the accompanying exhibition of archive and contemporary images from the Hop… Continue reading

No Irish, no blacks & no gypsys

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My parents moved over from Southern Ireland in the early 1960s. Like many migrants before them, and after, they were in search of work and a decent living. My dad went onto become… Continue reading

Love stories from the hop yard

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Fresh air, sunshine (some of the time), food cooked in the open, singing and dancing around the camp fire, surely a recipe for the odd romance in the hop yard? But, in the… Continue reading