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Romany Gypsy Sophie Lee Hamilton sits beside the camp fire with her daughter Romany, 10 months, outside their trailer, during the annual Appleby Horse Fair in Appleby-in-Westmorland. Sophie and her partner Tom say that they have faced increasing prejudice while stopping their trailer on roadsides in recent years and Appleby offers a place where the community is celebrated rather than discriminated against. Tom said : "There's nothing like it [Appleby] anywhere we live. Other fairs are tiny, whereas here you don't have to worry about getting moved on."<br />
The origins of Appleby Horse fair date back to 1775 and this year around 30,000 Gypsies, Travellers and tourists were in attendance at its weekend peak.