ROMANY GYPSY TRAILERS

THE CUTTING BELOW WAS PART OF AN ARTICLE IN A NEWSPAPER IN JULY 1987.......BY THEN THE VICKERS WAS A FEW YEARS OLD, BUT WHEN IT WAS FIRST SEEN IT WAS MUCH ADMIRED. IT BELONGED TO

JOHN HENRY FLORENCE. THE TRAILER WAS CRUSHED AFTER JOHN HENRY'S DEATH SOME YEARS AGO...............

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TIMES HAVE CHANGED.............THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBED THE TRAVELLERS AS 'TINKERS'.......BEING SO CLOSE TO THE FERRY FROM IRELAND THE AREA WAS THE FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR MANY IRISH TRAVELLERS.

                                                         IN FACT THE TRAVELLERS IN THE PICTURE WERE ROMANY GYPSIES, WILSON'S, FLORENCE'S AND EVANS MOSTLY. RAY WHO SENT THE CUTTINGS WAS DRIVING THE LANDROVER TOWING THE ASTRAL!

Thanks to Ray Pritchard

for sending the cuttings.