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East Boldre Oral History Project - The Gypsy Compound

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Barry Lowe
Memories of Lillian

Mike Morris
School Days

Jan Saunders
Gypsy Travellers

Silvia Baker
Growing up a Gypsy

Silvia Baker
Memories of the Gypsy Compound

Silvia Baker
Life on the Gypsy Compound

Silvia Baker
Inside a Gypsy Dwelling

Silvia Baker
Work Life on the Gypsy Compound

Silvia Baker
Origins of our name

Silvia Baker
Make do and Mend

Silvia Baker
Mum and Dad

Silvia Baker
Prejudices

Silvia Baker
Memories of Lillian

Valerie Panks
My Gypsy Family

Valerie Panks
My Dad

Valerie Panks
Memories of my Gran Lillian

Valerie Panks
Broomhill Compound

Valerie Panks
Life on Broomhill Compound

There were a number of Gypsy compounds in the New Forest, the local one being at Broomhill Wood, locally known as Gypsy Wood. Many of the ‘Gypsies’ were not true Romanies, just poor folk who were homeless.


Photographs courtesy Tony Johnson

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