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Stories from the Hop Yards Film (Tipton Library)

18 April 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


A special event hosted by the Living Memory Project and Tipton library is being premiered at Tipton Library – the Stories from the Hop Yards film, the first screening of this film in the Black Country.

Also showing our Blue Bricks to Blue Plaques, made about the Princes End Heritage Trail with Joseph Turner school and one other Living Memory film about Will King photos.

Start at 6.30pm and finish at 9pm with time for refreshments and Q&A with the filmmakers from Catcher Media.

Entrance £3.00 and tickets available from Tipton Library.

Places can be reserved on 0121 569 4944 or by email at tipton_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Herefordshire Life Through A Lens: Stories from the Hop Yards (2018)

Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection this film from Catcher Media brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. In the glory days of hand-picking, thousands would go ‘hopping’ from the Black Country, South Wales and the Romany community arriving by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Enjoy listening to stories of days past and present from pickers, farmers, hauliers and brewers. (90 mins)

“Beautifully captured and crafted” Audience member.

Followed by a Q+A with the film makers.

Hosted by the Living Memory Project who will also be screening two new short films:
– Blue Plaques to Blue Bricks made with pupils of the Joseph Turner School, Tipton 2019 (5mins)
– The Will King Photo Collection 2019 (6 mins)

Light refreshments included


18 April 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Living Memory Project
07950 176567
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