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Steve Benbows protege BS: Where do Travellers Live? (111* d) RE: BS: Where do Travellers Live? 27 Oct 03


Travellers live all over the place. Where I live near Richmond upon thames they put their caravans down by the river on the saint Margarets side. I work with a load of gypsy's who have adopted me as my ancestors were itinerant Italian street musicians and also as I play Eastern european/ Django reinhardt gypsy jazz.
Jimmyt over here in the u.k there are various types of "traveller." Stow is a romany fair - a 'true' gathering of the gypsies. Also we have a class of people called "new age travellers." - they are an agressive alcohol fuelled bunch who move from town to town. In my days working in retail, we always had trouble with the new age travellers trying to knick booze etc from our supermarket. On various occasions they pulled knives on my collegues.
TRue romany Gypsies keep themselves to themselves "Gadjo with Gadjo Rom with rom" (Gadjo = non-gypsy. Rom = gypsy) you will find many gypsies parked up by the sides of road in country lanes not too far from a town/village. They have their own trades that they use to make money or exchange for food etc.
Check out the website: www.geocities.com/paris/5121/ (The patrin website)It is well worth a look. I have been stuck to it since i discovered it!
    pete.




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