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A Calendar of Fairs and Markets Held in the Nineteenth Century

Newly reprinted due to demand! By Pat Loveridge. Found your ancestors on the census but wonder why they were in a particular place when their children were born? Find out if there was a fair or market in the vicinity. Compiled from numerous directories and almanacs, and indexed by place, day, date, proximity to Easter, etc. A5, 132 pages, spiral bound....

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British Gypsy and Traveller History to 1900 Through Art

Believed to be the first publication of its kind, this is a pioneering study and analysis of works created by artists that portray British Gypsies and Travellers. Contains more than 150 black-and-white illustrations of paintings, drawings and engravings. By Robert Dawson with additional drawings by Amaletta. A4, 170 pages....

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Gypsies of Britain

By Janet Keet-Black. This important book covers the history of travelling groups in Britain, their abodes, and ways of earning a living. It also looks at their contribution to war work, and has a very welcome chapter on their role in 21st Century society. Many of the colour photographs have not been published before. Shire Publications, A5, 56 pages....

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Mi Zee of Kolliko: My Own Memories

By The Romany Rai Cove. "Travellers are, in the main, a happy lot even though their lot is sometimes not very happy". The author recalls his young years on the road, describing how they were able to survive whatever life threw at them. A fascinating glimpse into a way of life now largely disappeared. A5, 24 pages....

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The Gypsy Countess By Anne-Marie Ford

This is an unusual biography: that of a young woman who, despite the strictures of the British class system, rose from a childhood in a farm cottage and a career with Astley’s Circus to earn a place in the British aristocracy. The Gypsy Countess recounts the life of Catherine Cox, daughter of a Romany Gypsy woman and an agricultural labourer, who in 1855 married George Harry Grey, Earl o...

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