One of my photo shop experiements
I could not resist showing this photo.It was taken probably at the turn of the century or beginning of the 20th century at the farm at Sissinghurst castle where my grandmother grew up. It shows the people picking the hops for making beer. Whether my grandmother is on the photo I am not sure, but it could be the little girl on the left. She had it in her photo collection in any case. The family were farm labourers, and she grew up in the priest’s house at the castle. As a young lady her first work was probably in the diary at the castle. Later on the castle was taken over by the Sackville West family and Vita Sackville West converted the land surrounding the castle into gardens, which are still a popular place to visit today in England.