Audio slideshow: Appleby Horse Fair

Thousands of gypsies and travellers from Britain and beyond gather every year in Appleby, Cumbria, for a horse fair. The week-long event, which is centuries old and ended 9 June, is a chance to trade livestock and catch up with relatives and friends after months on the road.

Billy Welch, head gypsy also known as shera rom, shares his knowledge and experience of the fair.

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Photography by Steve Franck. Music performed by Bill Lloyd.

Interview and slideshow production by Zoe Murphy. Publication date 14 June 2010.





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