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My new Appleby Horse Fair 2021 DVD is now available here on the website. 
A slightly different film this year which includes my own work as well as Travellers's own video clips taken on their way to the fair. Due to COVID and concerns for my own health, I was only able to film on the road and very little at the fair itself. However after a request for help from my Traveller friends they rallied and sent in their video clips which made this years film and DVD possible and for that I will be eternally grateful.
More details here


STOP PRESS - A new book "There'll Always Be Appleby"
This book by Andrew Connell is an extensively revised second edition of Appleby Gypsy Horse Fair (2015), a groundbreaking study of a long-standing, controversial occasion.
Topics covered include - The fair’s legal status and the relevance of a royal charter. The precise process whereby Appleby Fair began in 1775. The changing world of Gypsy, Travellers and their relationship with Appleby.
Softback book large format (Size 245 x 174mm) 136 pages & 31 illustrations.
Only £15.75 inc postage
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After the sad death of Tony & Sheila Price this year (2019) their family have entrusted me with their film archive spanning 25 years, you can view these and purchase a DVD here on our website in the Romany Gypsy section.


A new DVD by Tom Lloyd, "Romany Rai" is now available and includes previously unseen film footage taken by the Gypsies themselves the 1960's.
Priced at £16.95 including postage. Order yours here now!!

Regards, Mike