Production Company: Tiger Aspect Productions
Kent Locations: Pluckley
In the third episode of this series, Chris visits ‘Home Farm’ the fictional home of the Larkin’s in the Yorkshire TV Series ‘The Darling Buds of May’, which is located near Pluckley in Kent.
Hop farming is a great tradition in Kent. In the Victorian era, workers from all over England would travel to Kent and pick hops for 6 weeks and many regarded this as their annual holiday, returning year after year. The hop industry at the time was the biggest industry in the county.
Hop picking has now declined in Kent. However there are still some farms that continue to grow the crop. Cobtree Museum of Kent Life still holds an annual hop picking festival in September, where visitors can pick their own bushels and see the only working coal fired Oast house in operation.
Every year there is a Darling Buds of May car show held at the Farm that provided the principal location for the Larkin family home.
The series visits Kent on Sunday 4th November 2007 on ITV3 at 20.00
For more information about filming in Kent please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Pluckley: http://www.pluckley.net/
For more information about Cobtree Museum of Kent Life visit http://www.kentmuseum.co.uk/CMS/webpages_public.asp?strID=Guest&strPageID=123
For more information about Hops visit http://www.producedinkent.co.uk
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/