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Romany Society Certificate

By March 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Judith Hewitt, the Museum Manager, was given an award by the Romany Society to thank her for organising a talk on Romany on the BBC (G Branwell Evans) at the Museum in 2019. The talk was by David Barnaby who has written about Romany quite widely and donated his archive of Romany research to the Museum. Before finding fame as ‘Romany of the BBC’, G Branwell Evans was a Methodist Minister in Carlisle. He had strong views on the State Management of alcohol scheme (which he published about) and also set up a mission for the workers at HM Factory Gretna with his wife Eunice. They were amongst the people who met the King and Queen during their state visit to the Factory in 1917. Thanks to the Romany Society for recognising the Museum’s work in celebrating anyone connected with HM Factory Gretna in World War One.

 

We have a book about him available from our online shop: https://www.devilsporridge.org.uk/product/reading-romany

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