Question: Who are the Travellers in London?

There are around 30,000 Gypsies and Travellers in London. Their cultures and traditions have developed through a nomadic way of life over centuries. Some Gypsies and Travellers still travel in the summer, but lack of sites and draconian eviction powers make it difficult for many to go on the road now.

Who are the Travellers UK?

The term English Travellers refers to itinerant groups, and may mean: Romanichal Travellers, or more commonly referred to as English Travellers or English Gypsies, who are a Romani ethnic group with Romani origin.

What is the difference between Gypsy Roma and Traveller?

Scottish Gypsy Travellers – people recognised as a separate ethnic group in Scotland who have much in common with other travellers. Irish Travellers – a distinct group of people within the Irish community going back over a thousand years. Roma – the word Roma is used as a catch-all term for European Gypsies.

Why are Travellers called Travellers?

The term traveller refers to anyone who has a nomadic way of life. Irish Travellers speak a language called Gammon or Cant, a language which mixes Gaelic words with English.

Where do Irish Travellers live in London?

The gritty pictures show the life of travellers at Ealings Bashley Road site, which is home to travellers of Irish heritage. The photographer, Emma Williams, 23, said she wanted to dispel negative stereotypes about the community in her debut book, We Call It Home.

What problems do Gypsies face?

Members of the Gypsy and Traveller communities can often face harassment and discrimination on a daily basis as a result of negative stereotypes and deeply ingrained cultural prejudices. Unfortunately, many instances of harassment and discrimination go unchallenged because they are subtle and indirect.

Where do Irish Travellers get their money?

Email “Irish Travellers are prospering in America and make most of their money from life insurance ”.

Do Gypsies live in London?

There are around 30,000 Gypsies and Travellers in London. Their cultures and traditions have developed through a nomadic way of life over centuries. Some Gypsies and Travellers still travel in the summer, but lack of sites and draconian eviction powers make it difficult for many to go on the road now.

How do you know if you are a Gypsy?

Census records for Gypsy ancestry Gypsies may have recorded unusual residences such as Under the River Bridge, Bender (a tent made from hazel twigs covered with a canvas) or Tent on Common. Another clue for Gypsy ancestry is all the children in the family being born in different places.

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