Monday, 18 May 2009


The story of Britain's 300,000 travellers will unfold in a new month-long touring exhibition at Redcar's Kirkleatham Museum.

The National Education Officer for the Showman's Guild, Valerie Moody MBE, will spend the day at the Museum on Saturday, May 30, from 10am-4pm.

She plans to talk at drop-in sessions about the gypsies, Roma and travellers who have lived, worked and travelled throughout Britain for over 500 years.

Her stories will reveal how the travellers have been almost entirely written out of British history, creating a widespread ignorance about who they are, which has sometimes turned to hatred, fear and misunderstanding.

Then the Museum becomes the latest venue to host a small exhibition of photographs and examples of Roma crafts, during Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, from Tuesday, June 2 to Friday, June 26.

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