Images: Liverpool City Library and the Records Office.
Kev, They look like they sure lived rough, to what they live in now.
the council has set up a permanent travellers site at Oil Street, which seems a contradiction in terms to me - one resident has lived in Liverpool for 30 years.
Gypsies conjure up a very romantic image but you do not see many true Romany People now sadly. i remember they used to attend the local Horse Fairs and i can remember them showing off Horses for Sale up and down a High Street. Where i live i see the they are going to spend £ 1,000000 on a new travellers site yet we do not even have decent hospital facilities..
I know one or two, and there not short of money, they seem to live in luxury homes now! certainly the few that I know do. with regards to the hospital issue, I suppose thats down to healthcare funding, and regarding the setting up of the gypsy site thats probably because of legislation that says each area must provide facilities?
Phredd no The East Coast..
In the days when we had nothing we had fun.
If tomorrow starts without me, remember I was here.
hi every one. ' im a Romany Gypsy' and i dont live far from liverpool' and when ever i viset i notice that a lot of liverpool people tend to look and some even dress the same as todays Gypsy people do'. i later found out that a lot of people living in liverpool have Romany roots?'
including(gowd help us ) the singer pete dockerty' on his mums side.
heres my web site' if you are off of the old Gypsy lot ' you might find some of the storys and links helpfull'
take care all' Leeboy
Had a look at your site
" If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".
"I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes
Hiyah Gipsy Lee Boy. Just looked at your site it is real good like your music you have real talent. I have no Gipsy in me but still you have a nice site..
thanks for having a look guys'' im glad you liked it im luving these smilies fantastic!!
all the best Leeboy!