Epsom Downs


Epsom Downs
   A gathering place for English Gypsies at the time of the Derby horse race. Howard Brenton wrote a play Epsom Downs that was first performed by the Joint Stock Company at the Roundhouse, London, in 1977 and featured the Gypsy presence. Sporadic attempts by the authorities to stop Gypsies bringing their caravans to the Downs have failed.

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