Appleby in Westmorland

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The Appleby Horse Fair is a horse fair which is held annually at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. It is held in early June and has taken place since the reign of James II, who granted a charter allowing a horse fair, "near to the River Eden". Since then, hundreds of Gypsies and Travelers have converged to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations and to celebrate their music, history and folklore. The fair is one of the oldest horse fairs in Britain. The fair is held outside of the Town on what once Gallows Hill named for the public hangings that once occurred there, and which is now known as Fair Hill. The fair customarily ends on the second Wednesday in June. Besides the horses, there are also fortun  tellers, palm readers and horse-related merchandise

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"When the little chavvies gets up, they take the grails down the pani... then we all have bread and kel and a piece of stinger... Some of the old raklis dodikins to the gorgios. They go out with the jukells shushing and a lot of muskros are in the pov." - Zilla Roberts, describing Appleby Fair, quoted by John Ezard (1976) [1].
(The little children are asleep in the wagons. When they get up, they water the horses, then everyone has bread and cheese and a little bit of onion. Some of the old ladies tell people's fortunes. They go rabbiting with the dogs and a lot of policemen are in the field.)

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