The round kiln had lost its top but I was still glad to see it. Even better was the fact a volunteer was there who had researched the history of Farnham hops himself and he had a selection of pictures with him.
|The boy is now 61 and a friend of the kiln's owner|
|Hops still grown on poles, not wires here|
|Hops were grown right up to Farnham town centre. |
The hop ground now has a Waitrose and car park on it.
|They were filling hop pockets just like this in a hop garden I went to on Tuesday.|
|This is a hole were the hop pockets would be filled.|
|On the way to Weyhill|
It was great to meet another Farnham hop fan and he was a lovely guy. There was more hop based excitement to be had though, and we popped into the hop room at the Farnham museum (which is itself a hop growers house dating from 1718).
After that we'd worked up a thirst so it was time for a beer. And which pub did we go to? The Hop Blossom of course.