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Pictures of the Gypsy Horse Fair
at Stow-on-the-Wold
Thursday 15 May 2003

The gypsy horse fair attracts hundreds of sightseers to Stow twice a year. Gypsies gather from all corners of England for a meet and greet and hundreds of horses are paraded and sold, all in one day. It's quite a site! So how did it all begin and why Stow-on-the-Wold. As you might expect, when dealing with a Cotswold tradition, you have to go back a very long way.

Click here to read the history of the Horse Fair.
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Some of the many visitors to the Horse Fair

Some of the many visitors on their way to the Horse Fair
Gypsies negotiating over the sale of a horse
Gypsies negotiating over the price of a horse
Typical Romany Caravan
Typical Romany Travelers Caravan
Gypsies and visitors mingle
Gypsies and visitors mingle to get the 'crack'
Boiling the kettle over an open fire
Boiling water over an open fire and 'Tellin the Tale'
Curiosity over a Gypsy Caravan
Curiosity over a gypsy Caravan
Gypsy Horses at their best 'bib and tucker'
Horses at their 'best bib and tucker' for Trade
Horses for Trade
Watching the Trotting of the Ponies
The 'Trotting of the Ponies'
Young Gypsy Lad bare back riding at full trot
Bare Back at Full Trot! - "Mind Yer Backs!!!!!"
Horse and Racing Cart at full trot
Horse and Racing Cart at 'Full Trot'
Classic Towing Transport Bedford Truck towing transport
Classic Caravan Towing Old Bedford Truck for Horse Trailers
A gypsy congregation
A Gypsy Congregation