Video: Gypsies and Travellers in the Media

Members of the community in the limelight – but for good or ill? A film from Rural Media

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Being an activist opened my eyes

October 30, 2019

I’d been an activist for years before I got involved with London Gypsies and Travellers. We had a women’s group in Tower Hamlets where I lived at the time: we were fighting to get repairs for our site which was 35 years old. We managed to get a refurbishment grant and then discovered the whole …

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Who is Tyler Hatwell… and why should I care?

September 9, 2018

I’ll try my best to answer the question in the title, but I’m not making any promises. I’ll also keep it brief because I’m writing this right before lunch. I’m a Showman, originally from Oxford way but now living in East London. My family have been Showmen since 1840 and show no sign of slowing …

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Now I can hold ignorance to account

July 2, 2018

I’ve just turned 24 years young: a ripe and tender age, I hear many gorje (non-Romany Travellers) say. The time for independence, travel, degrees, proper jobs and mortgages. But some of my family have a different take, often declaring: “Ain’t it about time yer settled down Bet? Find yerself a nice travelling man to look after …