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".