ROMANY ROAD is a non-political, non-profit-making society, our aim being to share and enjoy memories and reminiscences of Romany Life. We are not a family history society, although details of family history will, of course, sometimes be relevant and of interest to people researching certain family names. Our ambition is purely to celebrate and record events in our ancestors' lives and we invite anyone to send us their contributions.
We try to capture glimpses of by-gone days, that allow us to present our old folki with respect and admiration for their tenacity, way of life and survival in what was sometimes a very hostile environment. We welcome any contributions of information, stories, photographs, sketches or poems. We would however, stress that views of individuals who contribute to this website are not necessarily ours.
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A few back journals from Nos. 1-20 are still available
Thanks to John Scarrott in Australia and Clifford Scarrott of Essex, who both sent in a series of articles written by William Hugh and published in the South Wales Echo in the 1930s. Unfortunately the small A5 booklet "John Scarrott - The Man who made Boxing Champions 1863-1947" which used information from these articles, is now sold out
The stories covered a period of fifty years of "Bare knuckle" and "Glove" fighters, and contained unique insights into incidents in the careers of some of the most famous boxers in the South Wales Valleys, that make fights of today appear tame in comparison. Any queries - contact Mary Horner
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