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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
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They also refer to themselves as 'travellers' or 'vehicle-dweller's', or 'new traveller.'
  
 
===History===
 
===History===
Unrelated to the Roma or Irish Travellers, the New Age Traveller movement began in 1986 when a group of post-punk anti-Thatcher protesters headed out of London into the English countryside.
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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.
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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.  
  
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===Values===
 
These 'new gypsies' desire sustainability, love self-reliance, and disdain for the trappings of contemporary life.  
 
These 'new gypsies' desire sustainability, love self-reliance, and disdain for the trappings of contemporary life.  
  
 
==Resources ==
 
==Resources ==
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2793737/but-sparkly-dresses-stunning-pictures-shed-light-fascinating-world-britain-s-new-age-travellers.html
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* [http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/newage Teignbridge District Council] has a good introduction.
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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.

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Introduction

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

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.

Resources