Thought for the day

"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698

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This help came in the form of families, usually women and children from London, who arrived in Kent for three weeks in September to take the hop. Many saw it as a holiday of sorts, a chance to exchange city life for the lush fields of the countryside.

 

Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, a member of the Cannabaceae family of flowering plants.

 

 

They are used primarily as a bitter, flavoring, and stabilizing agent in beer, in which, in addition to bitterness, they impart a floral, fruity, or citrus flavor and aroma.