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Gypsies and Travellers

Most people know very little about the 5 000 Gypsies and Travellers living in Devon. The Teignbridge population comprises mainly English Romany Gypsies and New Travellers, (there are a very small numbers of local Irish Travellers in the District).

These days the majority of Gypsies and Travellers live in houses rather than in caravans or vehicles, for many this was due to the change in law with regard to common land in the nineteen sixties,education and health concerns are other reasons.

If you would like to hear the experience of some happy residents 

Here is a 7½ minute audio recording made by members of the G &T forum. audio icon Getting on with your neighbours - Audio [3Mb]

Big Lottery Fund - Gypsies and Travellers Forum

Gypsies and Travellers Myth Busting Leaflet [797kb]

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