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Celebrating Gypsy Heritage event at Thorney Hill, New Forest, Saturday 4 October 2014 Posted Sep 15, 2014 By Web Master

On 4 October 2014 at Thorney Hill Church, near Bransgore in the New Forest, Jigfoot with Simon and Jo Harmer (and possibly also Janet Keet-Black

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Tracing your WW1 ancestors: new guide added to our site Posted Sep 12, 2014 By Web Master

To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and commemorate the lives of the thousands of Romany, Traveller and Fairground

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See Thomas Acton get shorn for charity – Saturday 6 September 2014, Olympic Legacy Park, Stratford, London Posted Sep 02, 2014 By Web Master

RTFHS member Thomas Acton is lined up to get a complete shave and a skinhead hair cut in aid of charity this Saturday, 6 September

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Ancestors in Eastwood, Essex? Head there this Sunday – 7 September 2014 Posted Sep 01, 2014 By Web Master

Do you have family connections with Eastwood, Essex? Then head to Eastwood this Sunday – 7 September 2014 – and meet people whose ancestors belonged

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Hertfordshire Brinkley portraits in new book about the artist Peggy Angus Posted Jul 14, 2014 By Web Master

If you’re related to the Brinkley family who attended Barnet Fair in the early 1920s and travelled in and around Hertfordshire, take a look at

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Gypsy Fair exhibition, St Boswells, Melrose, Scotland, 18-20 July 2014 Posted Jul 08, 2014 By Web Master

There’s an exhibition about the history of St Boswells Fair at St Boswells Public Hall, St Boswells, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders, from 18-20

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More new titles added at free Welsh Newspapers Online site Posted Jun 18, 2014 By Web Master

We hear that 100,000 new pages have just been added to the free Welsh Newspapers Online website, including a number of new newspaper titles. These

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Romany Days at the Rural Life Centre, Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey, 28 and 29 June 2014 Posted Jun 04, 2014 By Web Master

We hear that the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey, is holding a Romany weekend on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June 2014,

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Romany Gypsy Traveller History Event, Burgess Hill, Sunday 15 June 2014 Posted May 19, 2014 By Web Master

We hear that there’s an event in St John’s Park, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, on Sunday 15 June 2014, to celebrate Romany Gypsy Traveller History

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New Lives of the First World War website invites you to add your ancestor’s story Posted May 12, 2014 By Web Master

A new website has been launched today by the Imperial War Museum to invite you to contribute information about your own ancestor if he or

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Ancestors in Eastwood, Essex? A September date for your diary Posted May 06, 2014 By Web Master

Do you have family connections with Eastwood, Essex? If so, an event organised by RTFHS member Amanda Webb could be of interest. Amanda tells us

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Gypsy heritage event, 30 May 2014, Dorchester, Dorset Posted Apr 20, 2014 By Web Master

We hear that there’s a free event in Borough Gardens, Dorchester, on Friday 30 May 2014, to celebrate Gypsy/Traveller history, heritage and culture in Dorset.

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