Saturday, 14 May 2011

Gypsy camp

Deep within the woods, well away from any discernible tracks, along the fringe of mixed mature woodland are a cluster of sites which possibly represent the remains of Gypsy camps. Once common throughout the forest, Gypsy life amongst the woods was curtailed through encouraged settlement, sometimes as with Thorney Hill on established Gypsy camp sites and finally demonized and marginalized by society. Hundreds of years of nomadic living truncated.

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