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First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain
First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain

First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain 1975


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First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain 1975

2 mins United Kingdom

Taking a look at a Council-run travellers’ site in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in 1975, which is, in fact, the first purpose-built caravan site that accommodates travellers in the UK. Greg Barnes, reporting for Anglia Television, meets the tenants asking why they choose to live in permanently located mobile homes. Is the site the antithesis to the old gypsy way-of-life? The Gypsy Liaison Officer and Site Warden, John Prior, is also interviewed.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.




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