Arthur Ransome was admirable for the way in which he championed minority groups.
He befriended the Gypsies of Millom, taking the trouble to learn their language and gain a proper understanding of them.
As Holocaust Memorial Day for Roma on August 2nd approaches when there will be a memorial service in Hyde Park in London it is important for us to follow Ransome’s example and respect our Gypsy and Traveller community.
To do this why not click on the link to the UK Gypsy and Traveller magazine www.travellerstimes.org.uk ?
There are wonderful articles from tackling hate crime and the horrors of forced eviction in Naples to how one Romany man defied stereotypes to become a voice of force in the UK today.
There is also www.kushtibokdorset.co.uk .
This site gives a vibrant voice to the vibrant Dorset Gypsy and Traveller community. It’s well worth a visit.