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THE GYPSY MURDER

One happening within the actual Parish was a murder which occurred at what is known as Gypsies Corner on B5013 opposite Rycot. Every year a family of gypsies used to camp at the corner for a period of time. As a child, I was always frightened when they were about and they used to come into the village and go from house to house selling pegs and lace. One day there was an argument between two of the gypsy men and one was killed. It was the talk of the neighbourhood for a very long time. There was a subsequent court case and from that day onwards no more gypsies ever camped on the site, believing that the place was bad luck. I well remember the real gypsy caravans with their brightly painted colours. Posted on behalf of Ruth Williams