The North of England punch your face pretty hard, the clouds, the rain and the cold hold you tight.
Is in this scenario, on the Cumbria’s Hills, on the Scottish board that every year the Appleby starts.
The Irish Travellers, the North European Gypsies, are not related with the more famous gypsy romans family, but the share the nomadic vocation, the life style, and the destiny of the forever discriminated, so that the motherland Ireland never recognise them as a ethnic group.
Even today, in the cosmopolitan London is possible to find signs sticked on the shops that says:
No travellers allowed.
The Appleby is is a horses fair, and people from all over Britain come to buy and sell horses, to get smashed and to get married.
The quantity of young kids is enormous, and it could be otherwise.
The mortality rate is in the underdeveloped countries range:
The Average life is 39 years,young people have a incredibly hight death percentage, particularly because of road accidents, metabolic problems and congenital disorders, but also for others major causes.
Woman mostly have an much higher mortality than the average life rate.
The probability to die because of road crash for the Travellers community is ten times higher than the rest of the country and represents the 22 percent of death cause between the men.
Furthermore the 10 percent of infants die before to reach 2 years old, that compared to the 1 percent of the rest of the country sounds pretty alarming.
In Ireland, the 2.6 percent of the total death of the total population affects people under 25, instead of the 32 percent of the travellers death under 25.
The 80 percent of the Travellers dies before to reach 65 years old.
The Traveller’s reputation of bandits,boozers,schemers and brawlers is unanimously recognised,’’The Fucking Pikers’’ how the haters call them, the Pikers that English people hate, probably because they are the antithesis of the order and constitute power that beloved to the British subjects.
Few movies and tv series fictionalized The Pavee life:
Peaky Blinders, The Snatch, brought on the big screen the stories of this renegades gypsies, disowned by the Romans, by the Irish, hated by everyone and for this reason so wary and unlikely to speak with foreigners.
This are the Travellers, faithful to the traditions, stucked in their ancestors way of life, in a stubborn and contrary direction, forever.