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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #63 on: Sunday 22 June 14 19:28 BST (UK) »
I came across this website http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/ subtitled 'Kist o' riches' and found it fascinating. It is free to access and is a joint venture by the University of Edinburgh, BBC Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. There are over 34,000 oral recordings (stories, recollections and songs) made since the 1930's up until the 1970's, and a lot of them are of traveller people. It is searchable by surname if you are looking for a particular traveller family name (I'm interested in Townsley).

Have a browse and I hope you find something interesting on it, I did.

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #64 on: Tuesday 19 August 14 11:43 BST (UK) »
Gypsy Genealogy Found this great website today that has writtain articles on Gypsy Genealogy, simply search the family name and click to read the article. I am sure this will be very useful.
http://gypsygenealogy.com/listperson.php
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #65 on: Saturday 21 May 16 11:32 BST (UK) »
Hello

Yes it sounds like they may be the same people. I have not been able to confirm Alice's date of death. She was the tattooed lady in the circus and her whole body was covered in tattoos. Do you know if she had tatooes?
Her youngest son was Alfred - was it him living in the house next door?
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #66 on: Monday 21 November 16 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Yes it sounds like they may be the same people. I have not been able to confirm Alice's date of death. She was the tattooed lady in the circus and her whole body was covered in tattoos. Do you know if she had tatooes?
Her youngest son was Alfred - was it him living in the house next door?
Thank you
Sam

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #67 on: Tuesday 22 November 16 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jennifer, Welcome to RootsChat :)

You had managed to click the red "quote" button, you will find the blue reply button just below the last reply on the right hand side ;)

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #68 on: Thursday 24 November 16 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jennifer
By any chance are you a descendant of alice and Frederick Bowman..?

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #69 on: Thursday 24 November 16 10:25 GMT (UK) »
I live in  same house , next house, where the Bowman family lived till 1982.
Alice bowman died in 1973, could these  be the same  people?


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Hi joc
Not sure if you still use this thread but it could very well be the same people.  I have done a bit of research and not sure if they are the same people but could be related. Alice and Fred ran the circus and then ran florist shop in deptford. Alice died in the 60's at 92 and Had tatooes. Maybe the alice you are referring to was married to one of her son's .


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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #70 on: Monday 28 November 16 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat shb1

Both Jennifer and Joc and still active members of RootsChat and have been notified of your new replies, hopefully they will reply to you very soon.

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. website links
« Reply #71 on: Monday 28 November 16 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sarah

I have been in touch with them.