A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies F is for Fairgrounds, Fun & Travellers

Specialised Studies

Created by Julie Goucher using wordclouds.com March 2020

I have talked previously about researching travellers and Gypsy research, during my Oral History Series, 

On revisiting some notes made about 10 years ago and then verifying those details, I can confirm the Drakeley family who were involved in the fairgrounds, coal merchants and canals of the Midlands, descend from Abraham Drakeley who was the brother of John. I descend from John whose Great Grand daughter, Bethsheba married John Matthews. The link is a fair way back (no pun intended!) and I so wish my Grandmother was here to tell her.

In the course of that research, I have gathered bits and pieces relating to DRAKELEY (DRAKLEY) Fairs. Whilst they did exist, the amount of material available is limited, though I have gathered material about the Fairs in general. The fairgrounds make a fascinating specialised study.

There are a number of useful research materials and sites, and exploring those can give a sense of context to our research. Today I am sharing some of those sites:

Taking part in the A-Z Challenge for 2020

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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