Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria UK. 6th June 2015. Members of the UK's gypsy and traveller communities converge on the northern English town of Appleby. Horse fairs have been held in the town , high in the Pennine hills of northern England since 1685. For members of the gypsy and traveller communities it is an opportunity buy and sell horses and to meet old friends, but the event has increasingly gained a reputation for the danger caused to pedestrians and horses as they are driven at speed along a narrow lanes in and around the town. Credit: Ian Wray Alamy Live News.