This title tells the story of the Romany Gypsies in Britain. Where they came from, how they arrived. It explores their travelling way of life and their traditional occupations, including harvesting, making baskets, dealing in horses, fortune telling and rat catching to royalty. Their impact on traditional museum dancing. It reveals their service as preachers and soldiers and their continuing contribution to life in Britain today.
TOC: I: Origins /II: Lifestyle /III: Occupations /IV: Preachers and soldiers /V: Britain's Gypsies Today
Janet Keet-Black is a founder member of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society and is Editor of 'Romany Routes'. She is the author of several Romany-related articles and 'Hidden Photographs of a Hidden People' (2010).
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