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Mrs Wells - The Queen of the Gypsies
Mrs Wells - The Queen of the Gypsies

Did you know that there was once a Russian Orthodox Monastery near Cullumpton?

Or that the "Queen of the Gypsies" once lived in the South West?

SEE ALSO

BBC Nation On Film

More photos and film from the Devon archives

30 years since the arrival of the Ugandan Asians in Devon

Sergei's Story - a young refugee living in Plymouth

The Romany life in Culllumpton

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British Pathe News

The South West Film and Television Archive

Gipsies and Travellers


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Plymouth has the third highest Chinese population outside Liverpool and London.

There is still a thriving Orthodox community living in the South West.

 

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The BBC Devon website has teamed up with the South West Film and Television Archive to unearth some rare moments of television history. And you can watch them here.

It's a chance to see some of the lesser known history of the region that used to be right on our doorstep.

Chinese Shop - Plymouth

"Have you ever tried to buy Chinese beansprouts in Plymouth?"
Chinese Shop Sept. 1968

 

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Orthodox Priest

"Although we look at little bit different from them, they accept us all."
Monastery, Cullompton 1966

 
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Haile Selassie

Abyssinian Garden Party Haile Selassie welcomes guests
July 1936

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Mrs Wells - Queen of the Gypsies


"I love this life. I've never settled down and I never want to, till the day I'm put in my grave
" 1964

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All the footage shown is the copyright of the South West Film and Television Archive.

If you have some film tucked that you think would show the south west in a different light then we'd love to see it.

Contact the BBC Devon Website devon.online@bbc.co.uk
or call 01752 234943

 

 



 


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