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8 hours ago, stumfelter said:

Don't think I'd like to spend any time in a bender tent....  😁😁

You'd soon be stretched out  🐴, must say I've always admired the vardoes I pass by Yorkie Greenwoods place pretty regular and the work he puts into them is something to be seen

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10 minutes ago, low plains drifter said:

You'd soon be stretched out  🐴, must say I've always admired the vardoes I pass by Yorkie Greenwoods place pretty regular and the work he puts into them is something to be seen

Worth a few Bob I expect 

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5 hours ago, Criss86 said:

My lot called it a holiday imagine saying that to the kids on there holiday 😂

Same as mate,picking fruit was a holiday to us kids anyway and we get see our mates we not see for a yr since last picking season.

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4 hours ago, jukel123 said:

Darbo that lady leading the horse is very like my late mother. I reckon somewhere along the line a couple of our ancestors had a roll in the hay.

Darbo didn't post that pic I did mate ,the lady in picture is 86 yr old and still strong as a ox.

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23 hours ago, Qbgrey said:

The traditional,respectfull gypys are all but gone,what we have now is a load of young uns flying about acting like pack of dinlos,and non gypys boy acting like the real deal.spot em a mil e off

Dinlos👍I an't erd that word forra few yrs 

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Just now, forest of dean redneck said:

Bit like mush used to be said often in Dorset late 70/80s

I know a lad that calls everyone that even his mam 

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1 hour ago, Moocher71 said:

Same as mate,picking fruit was a holiday to us kids anyway and we get see our mates we not see for a yr since last picking season.

Thing of the past these days sadly ain't it I always remember all my lot talking about it and what they got up to and meet

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2 hours ago, Criss86 said:

Thing of the past these days sadly ain't it I always remember all my lot talking about it and what they got up to and meet

Yes sadly the ways of the true English gypsys is nearly gone.

they still travelers about but the family groups living day to day in horse drawn vardos and moving with the crops is  gone .

what area you from criss .

 

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On 02/03/2019 at 21:16, Moocher71 said:

Yes sadly the ways of the true English gypsys is nearly gone.

they still travelers about but the family groups living day to day in horse drawn vardos and moving with the crops is  gone .

what area you from criss .

 

Yeah I totally agree mate. Me old girls lot end up in Canning town but not sure where they came from originally different people in the family say different things lol. Me old man's lot came over from Ireland and spread all over the south east and further. I've now made it to Devon for a bit. What about your self

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2 hours ago, Criss86 said:

Yeah I totally agree mate. Me old girls lot end up in Canning town but not sure where they came from originally different people in the family say different things lol. Me old man's lot came over from Ireland and spread all over the south east and further. I've now made it to Devon for a bit. What about your self

Dads side from hereford "smith"big family.mums side from Lincs I spent most my childhood in the fens .mums side are booth but got gaskin,lee,price,Stanley ,squires in the family through Marige .

 

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love these old pics I watched a program about romany people last night my wife recorded it sometime for me very interesting it was, when I was a kid my dad always used to call my mam gippo lil when he was having a bit of fun, but I never knew why, but  found out after she was gone my grany was romany, dad also said I took after that side of the family, don't know what he was trying to say lol.

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Fantastic pics there Moocher first class atb.

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1 hour ago, two crows said:

love these old pics I watched a program about romany people last night my wife recorded it sometime for me very interesting it was, when I was a kid my dad always used to call my mam gippo lil when he was having a bit of fun, but I never knew why, but  found out after she was gone my grany was romany, dad also said I took after that side of the family, don't know what he was trying to say lol.

If you google Romanys hop picking in hereford you should find old film of my dads family .

id love to go back to them times ,hard life but hard people .

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