The Welsh Gypsies

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Archive of Welsh gypsies from 1964.

Rare footage of Welsh gypsies in 1964. By that time gipsies were starting to use modern caravans instead of their traditional multi coloured horse drawn wooden ones. Both ways of life are shown.
From: Next Place: Jim Phelan
First broadcast : 03 July 1964

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 7-9

Subject : History

Topic : Modern Wales and Britain

Keywords : Rural life, Romanies, Gipsies, history of the Welsh Romanies,

Notes : Who are the gipsies? Where did they come from? Are they different from today? Why and how have their lifestyles changed since 1964? Why does the commentator describe them as vagabonds? Look at the history of the gipsies through Europe


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.