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Tuesday 29 June 2010

Two Horses

I have seen two identical horses on the graves of 'Travellers' elsewhere and at the time I wondered whether it had been just as a personal preference or if it has a more symbolic meaning for these nomads.
Throughout history, the Romany Gypsies have always been one of the greatest traders in Horses and the Appleby Horse Fair is still one of the biggest events on their calendar.
So maybe it is because of this close lifetime bond with the horse, that Travellers adorn the graves of their loved ones with their image.  
Today whilse visiting Chelmsford Cemetery, Essex, in the section for 'Showmen' and other travellers, I found more examples of the two horses used there.

Click on the bold type link above for more info and some amazing photos

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