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==Resources ==
 
* [http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/newage Teignbridge District Council] has a good introduction.
 
* [http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/newage Teignbridge District Council] has a good introduction.
* http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2793737/but-sparkly-dresses-stunning-pictures-shed-light-fascinating-world-britain-s-new-age-travellers.html Dailymail articles] with pictures.
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* [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2793737/but-sparkly-dresses-stunning-pictures-shed-light-fascinating-world-britain-s-new-age-travellers.html Dailymail articles] with pictures.
 
* [http://digitaljournalist.eu/OnTheRoad/ One Eye On The Road] website of British photographer/journalist  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lodge Alan Lodge] has a wealth of photographs and words chronicling the Traveller community.
 
* [http://digitaljournalist.eu/OnTheRoad/ One Eye On The Road] website of British photographer/journalist  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lodge Alan Lodge] has a wealth of photographs and words chronicling the Traveller community.
 
* [http://www.enablerpublications.co.uk/travel_diy.htm Enabler Press] has a number of publications and information on the Traveller movement.
 
* [http://www.enablerpublications.co.uk/travel_diy.htm Enabler Press] has a number of publications and information on the Traveller movement.
 
* [http://www.enablerpublications.co.uk/pages/travelling_daze.htm Traveller Daze] book by Alan Dearling
 
* [http://www.enablerpublications.co.uk/pages/travelling_daze.htm Traveller Daze] book by Alan Dearling

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Introduction

They also refer to themselves as 'travellers' or 'vehicle-dweller's', or 'new traveller's.'

History

Unrelated to the Roma or Irish Travellers, the 'new traveller' movement originated from people seeking an alternative way of life in the early 1970's. It intensified, in the mid-eighties when a group of post-punk anti-Thatcher protesters headed out of London into the English countryside. New travellers' are a diverse group of people originating mainly from the settled British population, although some new travellers are now 2nd or 3rd generation.

Values

These 'new gypsies' desire sustainability, love self-reliance, and disdain for the trappings of contemporary life. Therefore, nomads, may find new age travellers natural bedfellows, and have much in common.

Nomadic Life

Their transport and homes consist of vans, lorries, buses, cars, and caravans converted into mobile homes. They stay on unauthorised sites throughout the countryside, particularly in Wales and the south-west of England, and in urban areas. London hosts a large number of traveller sites in places such as disused factory or warehouse yards, and there is often a crossover between travellers and squatters, with travellers parking up in yards attached to squatted buildings. Typical traveller sites might have anywhere from 5 to 30 vehicles on them, including trailers and caravans as well as buses, vans, and horseboxes converted to live in.

Resources