Charity Pony Drive, Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Bow top Trailer homes. Accommodation at Kirkby Stephen, UK. 5th June, 2013. Unauthorised encampments and Parking restriction signs for members of the travelling community en-route to the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria. The Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers which takes place on the first week in June, and has taken place since the reign of James II, who granted a Royal charter in 1685 allowing a horse fair "near to the River Eden".

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Charity Pony Drive, Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Bow top Trailer homes. Accommodation at Kirkby Stephen, UK. 5th June, 2013. Unauthorised encampments and Parking restriction signs for members of the travelling community en-route to the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria. The Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers which takes place on the first week in June, and has taken place since the reign of James II, who granted a Royal charter in 1685 allowing a horse fair "near to the River Eden".
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The Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in the town of Appleby in Cumbria, which takes place on the first week in June, from Thursday to the following Wednesday. The fair attracts travellers and gypsies from around Britain and all over the world. They gather to meet old friends, conduct business, but primarily to trade horses. Traditionally they bath the horses in the River Eden and run on public roads to show them off to potential buyers.
Location: Kirkby Stephen, UK.