Friday, 31 May 2019
I promised that I would post some photographs of travellers passing through our town on their way to Appleby Horse Fair. Today is Market Day and also Market Day at the Cattle Auction Mart so the roads are busy with traffic coming and going. This lot were stopped on our main street and the traffic was held up of course. But it did give my friend W, who was driving us to our usual Friday lunch venue, an excellent opportunity to park up for a few minutes, nip across the road and take these smashing photographs. She was told by one of the travellers not to get too near one horse as he was a kicker! She also had a chat to a little girl who said she wasn't walking with the horses she was riding on her bed. So many thanks to W because these photographs really do give you a view of something which has been going on for a very long time. The travellers are an irritation to a lot of people for a variety of reasons but it would be a shame to stop something which has gone on for so long.