Gypsies: Penny Proffit
My wife's grandfather ran a dairy where Beacon Field was, before it was ever an airfield. He used to run a dairy for Mr. Reid, who owned the property. That family grew up at the corner of South Kings Highway and Memorial Street. The gypsies used to camp in there along South Kings Highway. I was never over to the camp, but she's been there when she was small. She could show you a scar on her knee, that she got running away from the camp one time. They were going down there to spy on them or something. Somebody saw them and they all ran. She ran and got her leg caught in a piece of barbed wire. I don't know what time of year they were camping there. Probably spring and summer, because they travel with the weather.