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Gypsy Life in an English Woodland Setting

GYPSY LIFE IN AN ENGLISH WOODLAND SETTING

Gypsies are often haphazard, unmethodical folk who are content to pitch their little camp in the first field they come to that is available. In the above photograph two of the women are preparing the midday meal in the centre of the camp they have pitched on a Kentish hop-picking estate. On the steps of the caravan sits an elderly woman enjoying her pipe till the meal is ready

Home From Home in a Hop-Pickers' Encampment

HOME FROM HOME IN A HOP-PICKERS' ENCAMPMENT

In former days rough hordes of a very inferior type supplied the labour in the hop-gardens of South-eastern England. Nowadays, however, the accommodation for the workers having been vastly improved, a better-class immigrant has made his appearance. Homely scenes, such as this one, are chiefly enacted on Sunday when the hop-gardens are destitute of their despoilers