Stow Horse Fair

Jacob King photographs the biannual gypsy horse fair in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Dating as far back as the 15th century and occurring twice a year, the Stow Horse Fair has been one of the key meeting places for gypsies and the travelling community. They meet to discuss and arrange all manner of business, most importantly at Stow, the buying and selling of horses.

Over more recent years urbanisation has severely threatened the travelling way of life, and has seen numbers attending the horse fair dwindle. However many still do attend and will continue to do so.

These images aim to introduce ourselves to Britain's least known and least understood ethnic group.

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