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Wrexham Celebrates Traveller History

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Jul 17th, 2011.

The Mayor of Wrexham Cllr Ian Roberts helps to celebrate Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month.

Wrexham has helped to celebrate Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month by holding an event focussed on traveller history and culture at the town’s Belle Vue Park.

More than 100 people attended the event, and several exhibitions and displays of traveller traditions, arts and crafts, dancing, cooking and other activities were held in the park.

Wrexham has a large traveller community including an official gypsy site on Ruthin Road.

A number of local travellers joined in with the event which was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham, Councillor Ian Roberts and his wife Hilary.

Organisations which provide public services were also in attendance to take a positive role in learning more about gypsy and traveller culture.

Eva Delanhey, a local traveller, who helped organise the event, said: “It was a pleasure to celebrate our traditional event with so many local people.”

The Mayor, Cllr Ian Roberts praised the event also, he said: “The day was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate traveller history and for the traveller community to share its traditions with other Wrexham residents.”

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