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Yalding, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Yalding and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Hop Picking On Buston Manor Farm, Yalding

My family name was Brewer and it seemed we went hop picking for ever. The last time was 1958. The following year my grandmother became ill and we could not go anymore. I was 12 the last time I went.  I have written a story of my time spent on Buston Manor Farm and I would love to share it with ...Read full memory

Hop Picking

Hello. I used to go hop picking every year to this farm with my relatives from Camberwell as well.

A memory of Yalding by Alice Newson


When I was 6 years old my brother Ken and I went to live at Kenward, the Dr Barnardo's home in Yalding. It was a fantastic house and I can still remember the lay out of it. We had a wonderful childhood there. We had 'aunts' in the local shops and at Christmas time all the girls would get a doll with clothes knitted by an aunt. I can't ...Read full memory

A memory of Yalding by Margaret Cadger