Ingham & Fallon

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The Ingham and Fallon families are two of the most respected names in the Travelling or Gypsy Community. The family has been dealing in, and building wagons for generations. Originally from Sligo, the family crossed the Irish Sea in the mid nineteenth century, settling in horse drawn Gypsy Caravans in the North of England. The Gypsy community still talk of Elizabeth Fallon, known as ‘Lady Pink’, who decked her caravan in pink silks and was renowned as a fortune teller, and wise woman. Wagon building skills have been inherited from Charles Ingham known as ‘Uncle Charlie’. He died in 1956, but his legacy of wagon building still lives on in his family and his great, great, grandchildren.

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