Appleby Horse Fair 2018

On assignment today on the first day of the Appleby Horse Fair.

The fair is an annual gathering for Gypsy, Romany and travelling communities and has existed under the protection of a charter granted by James II since 1685 and it remains one of the key meeting points for these communities.

Around 10,000 travellers are expected to attend the 4-day long event who traditionally come to buy and sell horses but it also offers an opportunity for the traveller community to come together to celebrate their heritage and culture.

I was on one of the campsites from 6am this morning trying to catch the morning light and below are a selection of pictures from the day…

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Images (c) Ian Forsyth/ Getty Images

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