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© Mr Geoffrey Farrow

IoE Number: 179460
Location: HOPPERS MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES EAST SOUTH EAST OF THE CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET
  HADLOW, TONBRIDGE AND MALLING, KENT
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey Farrow
Date Photographed: 03 April 2002
Date listed: 19 February 1990
Date of last amendment: 20 October 1954
Grade II

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HADLOWCHURCH STREETTQ 63 497/24Hoppers Memorial approx 20m-east south east of the chancel

HADLOW CHURCH STREET TQ 63 49 7/24 Hoppers Memorial approx 20m - east south east of the chancel of Church of St Mary GV II Memorial to 30 hop pickers who drowned in 1853. Sandstone ashlar. Short obelisk on a projecting base. The square section shaft below has a moulded base on a one-step plinth which has sockets for iron area railings. It is inscribed in capital letters around the sides of the base. On the southern side the inscription reads: This Monument was erected by public subscription in memory of the Thirty hop pickers who were drowned at the Hart Lake Bridge in a flood of the River Medway on the 20th October, 1853, and whose bodies were buried in this churchard. In the midst of life we are in death. The other 3 sides list their names and ages. Their ages ranged from 18-50 years along with 4 infants under 6 years old, and included 16 members of the Leatherhead family. Apparently the hop pickers were in a cart. The horse got into difficulties on the bridge and they were swept into the swollen river. There were 11 survivors. Source: A memorial board in the church tower.

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