Monday, August 09, 2010

Appleby Horse Fair Images by Steve Franck, 2010

Selby, Travelling Man on his way to Appleby Ho...Image via Wikipedia

The Appleby Horse Fair is possibly over a 1,000 years old. Although its where Gypsies and Travellers gather to buy and sell horses its become a major tourist attraction in Cumbria. It even has a Royal Charter. Steve Franck, a freelance photographer, has put together a slideshow of images with voiceover by Billy Welch, a Gypsy himeself adn organiser of the Fair. You can find it on the BBC site at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8728149.stm.

You can also read a short interview of Steve Franck and of how he came to taking photographs of the Fair on the EPUK site at http://www.epuk.org/Showcase/960/appleby-horse-fair-england-steve-franck



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