Upwards of sixty of the gipsy tribe appeared at Broomfield Fair, on Wednesday last. They afterwards congregated at the Lethbridge Arms, Bishop's Lydeard, preparatory to their encampment on Ash Common.
Tents to lodge in by night, and donkies to transport their women and children as of old, are now scorned by these migratory ruffians. Capacious caravans have instead become in vogue; and who knows better than a gipsy, where to lay his hands on the most useful horses to draw them?
Farmers should look well to their hen-roosts and sheep-folds.
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Exeter & Plymouth Gazette - Saturday, 25th November 1843
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