Looking for Lovells? The latest Family Tree books from the RTFHS are here to help. Head to the Gypsy Families section of our Publications page to find out more and place your order.

What's new?

Chaplin’s son unveils Romany monument at Black Patch, Smethwick, Birmingham Posted Jul 27, 2015 By Web Master

Michael Chaplin, son of the famous Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin, yesterday unveiled a new monument to the Romany families who made their home at Black

Read More »

Meet the RTFHS team in Aylesbury, Saturday 25 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master

Come along and say hello to the RTFHS team on Saturday 25 July 2015 at the Buckinghamshire FHS Family History Fair. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications

Read More »

Celebrate Birmingham’s Romany heritage – Sunday 26 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS team at this free event that celebrates the Black Patch Romany community. It’s on Sunday  26 July 2015 from 11am until 4pm at

Read More »

Step dancing at Thorney Hill, New Forest, Hampshire – Saturday 4 July 2015 Posted Jul 01, 2015 By Web Master

RTFHS Vice President Janet Keet-Black writes: “If you’re near Thorney Hill in the New Forest this Saturday (4 July), there will be step dancing at

Read More »

Romany Day at the Rural Life Centre, near Farnham, Surrey – Sunday 28 June 2015 Posted Jun 18, 2015 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS at this Romany history and heritage event, organised by the Rural Life Centre at Tilford near Farnham, Surrey. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications

Read More »

RTFHS members create ‘living exhibit’ of Traveller life – Chapleton Barton, near Barnstaple, North Devon, 27-28 June 2015 Posted Jun 18, 2015 By Web Master

RTFHS members Tony Dixon and Charlie and Kathleen Harris are taking their traditional vardos to the Chapleton Vintage Steam Rally, near Barnstaple, North Devon, on

Read More »

Exhibition of Art by Travellers in Bath, NE Somerset, 22-28 June 2015 Posted Jun 17, 2015 By Web Master

There’s an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Travellers and members of the local canal boat community at the Walcot Chapel Gallery in Bath,

Read More »

Celebrate Romany Gypsy Traveller History in Burgess Hill, Sunday 14 June 2015 Posted May 31, 2015 By Web Master

There will be a Romany Gypsy Traveller History event in Burgess Hill, on Sunday 14 June 2015, as part of the town’s Summer Fayre in

Read More »

See you in Dorchester on Friday 29 May 2015 Posted May 27, 2015 By Web Master

Remember to come along and meet the RTFHS team in Dorchester, Dorset, this Friday – 29 May 2015. We’ll be at the Romany and Traveller

Read More »

Fred Shaw’s Gypsy photos – exhibition in Liverpool, 16 May to 26 September 2015 Posted May 06, 2015 By Web Master

There’s an exhibition of Fred Shaw’s fine early 20th century photographic portraits of Gypsies at the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool from 16 May until 26

Read More »

Meet us in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, this Saturday – 2 May 2015 Posted Apr 29, 2015 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS team this Saturday – 2 May 2015 – at a Family History Fair, organised by the Huntingdonshire Family History Society. We’ll be selling

Read More »

Celebrate Romani Week in Coventry, 27 April to 1 May 2015 Posted Apr 11, 2015 By Web Master

The University of Coventry School of Art and Design has organised a Romani Week from 27 April to 1 May 2015. There will be a

Read More »