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THE Appleby horse fair will kick off next week as travellers are already descending on Cumbria for the week-long festivities.

Families and their horses are set to arrive in their hundreds for the historical celebration on the streets of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.
Visitors from the Gyspy, Roma and Travelling community normally descend from miles away to attend the week-long jaunt.

Today, horsemen and women were seen heading along the A65 near Hellifield, North Yorkshire, as they made their way to the traveller meet-up.

The fair was meant to be on the first weekend of June - but the date was pushed back a week to ensure it doesn't fall on the same weekend as the Queen's Jubilee.

Travellers ride traditional horse and bow top carts along country roads towards the site.
And some owners are expected to ride their horses into the River Eden as part of an Appleby tradition.

The washing of horses dates back hundreds of years when animals were cleaned and ready for selling.

In 2020, the fair was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic, but huge crowds descended on the area last year.

Glammed-up women were seen strutting down the streets of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in their finest clobber last August.

(The Sun)

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 May 22 5.44pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

A good opportunity for the police and benefit fraud squad to catch up with some old friends. They wont have to look too far.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 31 May 22 6.09pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

A good opportunity for the police and benefit fraud squad to catch up with some old friends. They wont have to look too far.

That doesnt happen hardly ever, its the RSPCA & Vets who are the busiest due to the fact most of the younger element drive their pony's to excess during the festival.

I lived in Tebay(junct 38 on M6) for awhile before moving down to Kendal, the days leading up to the festival, timed to coincide with the Derby @ Epsom(not this year tho) was a nightmare for all the surrounding villages & towns, with hoard's of them everywhere, wanting to buy this, sell you that, do your garden, take pets out, tarmac your drive(even if you didn't have one). Sometimes you had to stay awake all night to make sure they didn't creep up & either force entry to your property or nick summat that weren't nailed down.

Great spectacle for the tourists(before they are scammed/mugged) but for the locals, a nightmare.

Edited by eagleman13 (31 May 2022 6.12pm)

 


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I feel sorry for the ratepayers who have to pay for the clearing up afterwards.....

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 31 May 22 10.44pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Lets talk about a group of people who ...

- travel around a lot
- are often controversial

- are horse-obsessed , racing, hunting with dogs etc
- scrounge off the State

- are often inbred
- have families with a major history of violence

- speak in a lexicon often aloof and separate from normal speech.

- have arranged-marriages
- their arrival into Town is often an expensive security nightmare

Of course, we are talking about Royal Families.

 


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Not sure this is a discussion.

Probably no worse than if you live in a city centre and have a huge influx of people on a weekend or if you live near a stadium hosting major events.

Probably better than England/English football fans descending en masse to a city.

One of my oldest friends was a copper who used to police this and said that as a group the travellers used to sort out issues themselves.

Any event like this is also probably a blessing and a curse for local businesses as they can make a big wedge of cash but it comes at a cost.

I can't see it going away.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 01 Jun 22 12.07pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

well , in fairness the costs have gone up. Costs for drink, drugs, luxury cars, and designer clothing.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Jun 22 12.19pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

well , in fairness the costs have gone up. Costs for drink, drugs, luxury cars, and designer clothing.

Do they still commute between Ireland and Wales so they can collect benefits in both countries?

Edited by Badger11 (01 Jun 2022 3.36pm)

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 01 Jun 22 2.45pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Do they still commute between Ireland and Wales so they can complete benefits in both countries?

if you live in Strabane , clones or Dundalk....its a 5 minute walk to the other country.

 


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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Lets talk about a group of people who ...

- travel around a lot
- are often controversial

- are horse-obsessed , racing, hunting with dogs etc
- scrounge off the State

- are often inbred
- have families with a major history of violence

- speak in a lexicon often aloof and separate from normal speech.

- have arranged-marriages
- their arrival into Town is often an expensive security nightmare

Of course, we are talking about Royal Families.

 

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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Lets talk about a group of people who ...

- travel around a lot
- are often controversial

- are horse-obsessed , racing, hunting with dogs etc
- scrounge off the State

- are often inbred
- have families with a major history of violence

- speak in a lexicon often aloof and separate from normal speech.

- have arranged-marriages
- their arrival into Town is often an expensive security nightmare

Of course, we are talking about Royal Families.

Yet again . . . Prat

This is a gross, ignorant & ill-informed post.

 


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