Jess Hurd

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Dale Farm – Portrait of a Grandmother

Irish traveller Mary-Anne McCarthy outside her home. Dale Farm residents, the largest traveller community in the UK are facing eviction from the Cray’s Hill site in Essex. They demand the council re-home them to another location within the district.


See images from today’s protest outside Basildon Council here where they delivered a Legal Memorandum to Basildon District Council setting out in terms of international law their rights to be re-settled as minority ethnic-community at another location.

“The Government has told Basildon it must provide land for us,” said Mary-Ann McCarthy, who presented the memorandum. “But we fear they will evict us by forced before this happens.”


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Dale Farm Travellers Build Barricades


Dale Farm, the largest traveller site in the country makes preparations to defend itself from eviction. Families fear for the welfare of their children if the forced eviction goes ahead.


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Dale Farm Video – Gypsy Weddings


Dale Farm is the largest traveller site in Britain and is under threat of eviction.
The High Court has ruled in favour of Basildon council and the forced eviction of over a hundred traveller families from the land they own in Essex.

Four couples rushed to marry ahead of the court judgement.
The wedding of Nora Quilligan and Danny Sheridan took place on UN Human Rights Day – December 2008.

The Guardian Eyewitness can be viewed here

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Dale Farm Travellers

Irish traveller children from Dale Farm site protest against council plans to take the children into care, demolition of a school building and eviction. Basildon Civil Centre. Essex  


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