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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Goudhurst Kent

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Hop-pickers at Spelmonden Farm, Goudhurst, Kent, in 1952. Left to right: Mrs Clayden, Flo Blackall, Maud Hook (nee Sale), two Clayden girls, Billy Sale, Dennis Hook, Pat Hook, Frank Sale, Sheila Sale, Teddy Blackall, Flo Sale and Francis Sale (nee Mortlock from Newmarket; came to London and worked in the West End as an upstairs downstairs maid. see P64). Hop-pickers went from the Isle of Dogs by train from New Cross Station (until the Station at Goudhurst was closed) or by lorry. Donated by Bill Sale