A Pocketful of Hops and River of Life Screenings (PG)

Tuesday 27 8.30pm
Green Dragon Bishops Frome

Local filmmaker Mike Jackson will introduce his short film, A Pocketful of Hops that was made with the Hancocks, one of the last remaining traditional hop growing families left in Herefordshire. There will also be a special screening of archive films from the River of Life project.

Spring on the Farm

1941, 15 minutes

Made with farmers in Ross-on-Wye, the film shows efforts to boost yields during wartime. Everyone lends a hand from Land Girls to local schoolchildren.

Of Cider and Apples

1960, 13 minutes

A look at the history of Bulmer's cider making, and of the colourful characters involved, with some lovely shots of the Herefordshire countryside.

Herefordshire in the News

1960 - 1973, 20 minutes

Peter Brown reports from Herefordshire about the ancient custom of wassailing the orchard. Lionel Hampden meets a Hereford doctor who has been in practice for fifty years using only a pony and trap for transport. A visit to The Olde Tavern at Kington run by sisters Gertrude and May Jones who are both in their 80s. In line with an old custom a young reporter kisses the church steeple in Peterchurch.

The Green Dragon won the CAMRA award for the Best Country Pub in Herefordshire. Ring Simon if you'd like to book a meal (01885 490607) and make an evening of it.

The River of Life project is part-financed by the European Union (EAGGF) and DEFRA through the Herefordshire LEADER+ Programme and Screen WM through the UK Film Council's National Lottery Funds.
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