Simon Evans gave an excellent talk accompanied by slides, illustrating
the changing life style of gipsies in Kent from horse drawn caravans
in open fields, cooking on fires, through to the present day council-provided
sites with large caravans towed by pickup trucks.
He showed that the traditional nomadic lifestyle had altered
with the disappearance of the seasonal works such as fruit and
He explained that even though some gipsies had moved into houses,
they still retained a lot of the Romany traditions.