Category: heritage

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Counting Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

Charlotte Lebon

The 2021 UK Census had a tick-box for Roma for the first time. Gypsies and Irish travellers were only put in the census for the first time in 2011. “Gypsy” by Cernavoda is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Gypsies and Travellers are 0.5% of population in Kent The results revealed 58,000 Gypsies and Irish travellers, the majority in the […]

Ancient Syria in Kent village

Ancient Syria in the heart of Kent?

Diana Darke
stained glass

Diana Darke writes about stained glass at Brabourne having possible Syrian roots; skilled craftsmen who created stained glass, were often taken prisoner by Norman Crusader knights and brought to Europe.