Shropshire Council

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2022

Every June since 2008, people from across the UK have celebrated Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month. Through celebration, education and raising awareness, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month helps to tackle prejudice, challenge myths and to amplify the voices of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in wider society.

There are many different people and groups who fit under the umbrella term ‘Gypsies, Roma and Travellers’ used in society. This can include Roma people, Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers, Scottish Gypsy Travellers, New Travellers, liveaboard boaters and travelling showpeople.

This year, Shropshire Council focussed upon travelling showpeople.

To find out more, please take a look at the following resources, with thanks to Shropshire Archives and Museums Team and to the council’s Gypsy and Traveller family liaison officer.