travelling people


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travelling people

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travelling folk

pl n
(Peoples) (sometimes capitals) Brit Gypsies or other itinerant people: a term used esp by such people of themselves
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"I heard there were travelling people living in the flat and you'd often see a white transit van there but I've not seen that since the police have been watching the place.
Romany is the language of which travelling people? In which game does a player use flippers to keep the ball in play?
Are these the same travelling people who profess to be law-abiding, no trouble to anyone and who are persecuted by any local community it decided to take root in?
Today's photographs shows one corner of the encampment for travelling people at Appleby ...
It would be humanitarian if society and council persons could allocate suitable sites for the travelling people with amenities as given to caravan parks.
Travellers' Last Rights - Responding to Death in a Cultural Context, written by Jacinta Brack and Fr Stephen Monaghan, was commissioned by the Parish of the Travelling People. Fr Monaghan said: "The findings emphasise, in particular, an urgent need for measures to address suicide and road traffic accidents among young Traveller men."
Before leaving for his diocesan pilgrimage to Rome this year, he granted "sanctuary" on his lawn to a dozen travelling people (Irish for gypsies), who had been ejected from their sites by the local authority.
A fear campaign has scared travelling people away from a Scots site.
About four years ago, I wrote to the Culture Company suggesting a concert featuring, say, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Strauss music and the Liverpool folk group, The Travelling People, performing Scouse folk songs.
Apart from the opening of the Irish Centre, the main folk clubs were Gregsons Well (Spinners), Coach House (Jackie and Bridie), Clubship Landfall (Crofters), Wheelhouse (The Travelling People) and the Wash House (Pete McGovern and friends)
Travelling people living in caravans near the yard in Larkhall had to be evacuated as gas bottles, petrol tanks and tyres started exploding in the heat.