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Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« on: Friday 12 March 04 15:48 GMT (UK) »
Uk Fairground Ancesterors - Paulines excellent Circus and Fairworkers Website
http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/TravellersUK.html          New link July 2013

Traveller Census Information and Baptism, Marriage and Burial Strays
1841, 1851, 1861 1871, 1881 and 1911 Records
http://web.archive.org/web/20040406044019/http://www.nwon.com/pauline/Misc.html

Newspaper Clippings
http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/Clippings.html

Fairground Photographers, Ghost Shows and Cinematographic Shows
http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/Visual.html

The Twigdon Showmen
http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/Twigdon.html

There are some excellent old photographs to have a look at especially Hull Fair. :)

http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/TravellersUK.html
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 July 05 11:22 BST (UK) »
I've found 2 sites which give loads of detailed information regarding travelling shows and fairs, and gypsie travellers.
1) http://web.archive.org/web/20060613054505/http://www.thegalloper.com
2) http://web.archive.org/web/20071012222212/http://romany.rootschat.net

Both give census details, the second site parish records, marriages and more.

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White, Curtis, Lockyer, Drew - St. Pancras
Collins & Catlin of Benington / Ardeley Herts,
Collins, Dunkley, Poole, ofHackney, Edmonton,Shoreditch
Allens, Clapham, of Islington.
DeAth.... of Shoreditch.
Gladden & Laker of Shoreditch / Bethnal Green
Bibbys, Smith,Webb, Buckley of Essex
Blessed and Wade Spalding Lincolnshire
Pullen, Weedon & Skipps of Hackney and Essex.
Danahar of Bethnal Green
Caddy - Stafford



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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 May 06 13:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Rootschatters.

I thought some folk might find the following links interesting if they had any ancestors involved in various forms of entertainment long before the advent of Television and Computers.

It's a subject I came across by accident and a very fascinating one at that. Both sites have a lot of interesting stuff and lots of names too.


1.The Showmen, Circus, Fairground and Travellers Ancestry Index"
http://members.shaw.ca/pauline777/TravellersUK.html

2. Researching Circus, Fairground, Music Hall, Variety, Magic and pre-TV novelty entertainment
http://web.archive.org/web/20060613054505/http://www.thegalloper.com


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Kirkcudbright- Good Gray Gilchrist
Ireland -Johnston Robertson McConnell Birchell

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 May 06 22:16 BST (UK) »
here are some of the links I've found useful. Sorry if any have already been posted here-I thought it might be helpful to have them listed together

Romany Roots
http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/romany_roots

Gypsies and Travellers
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/Gypsy-traveller.jsp

Gypsy-Traveller Website
http://www.gypsy-traveller.org

Gypsy Lore Society Collections
http://www.liv.ac.uk/library/sca/colldescs/gypsy

National Fairground Archive in Sheffield
http://www.shef.ac.uk/nfa

Journey Folki
http://www.journeyfolki.org.uk

The Gypsies in Britain
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0vgu

Romany & Traveller Family History Society
http://website.lineone.net/~rtfhs/links.html


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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 May 06 01:18 BST (UK) »
Thanks Monique for the links, especially the last one, which lists loads of baptisms for my Pannell clan, including my great-grandmother, Jane Pannell......   :)

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Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey
Chatfield: Kent
Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland
Lyden: Ireland
Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey
Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks
Boys: Sussex/London
Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 May 06 19:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks Clara-great to know it was helpful
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 June 06 18:43 BST (UK) »
A link with a scottish background to some of the families (mainly Faa and Baillie)

http://www.scottishgypsies.co.uk/
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 25 June 06 20:27 BST (UK) »

This isn't a link but thought maybe you'd like to see this !! :) :)

Gypsies

In the 1920's gypsies were a common and colourful sight on the roads around Liverpool, with their horse-drawn caravans. The women made clothes pegs and baskets selling them them from door to door. The men did odd jobs and mended pots and pans.



http://liv.ac.uk/library/sca/colldescs/gypsy/families.htm[/img]

Roma (gypsies) in prewar Europe
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005395

Annie  :)
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http://web.archive.org/web/20130407191115/http://manchestersoldiers.webs.com

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