On The Cobbles: Jimmy Stockin: The Life Of A Bare Knuckled

On The Cobbles: Jimmy Stockin: The Life Of A Bare Knuckled

On The Cobbles: Jimmy Stockin: The Life Of A Bare Knuckled Gypsy Warrior ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ On The Cobbles: Jimmy Stockin: The Life Of A Bare Knuckled Gypsy Warrior By Jimmy Stockin ❤ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Everyone is familiar with the gypsy race but few outside their close knit and ancient community really know what being a gypsy is about how they live and how they think This is the story of a gypsy ma Everyone is familiar with the gypsy Cobbles: Jimmy PDF/EPUB Á race but few outside their close knit and ancient community really know what being a gypsy is about how they live and how they think This is the story of a gypsy man, Jimmy Stockin, born into a world where fighting is first nature Whilst football maybe the chosen sport for most British males, bare knuckle fighting is a passion among gypsies both as participants and spectators Jimmy was born into fighting family His On The PDF/EPUB or father and grand father before him trod the cobbles and young Jimmy was being put up against other boys on gypsy camps from the age of five He took on bare knuckle challenges from wherever they came Before long Jimmy was widely recognised as the champion of the bare knuckle fighters On the Cobbles is a rare insight into a community under threat a community that treasures tradition and a man who had little choice in becoming a fighter but was The Cobbles: Jimmy MOBI ò nevertheless determined to be the best Shocking and sad, humourous and brutal, this story opens the door to a different world The world of a gypsy warrior.


10 thoughts on “On The Cobbles: Jimmy Stockin: The Life Of A Bare Knuckled Gypsy Warrior

  1. Jovan Autonomašević Jovan Autonomašević says:

    Great book The autobiography of an illiterate English Romany in the latter half of the last century and the beginning of this.The book describes first hand the carefree, reckless, and often violent life of this little understood, but widely despised community The author, like his brother and father, was a champion bare knuckle fighter, and relates some legendary bouts, often lasting well over an hour or even two, until one of the combatants says he has had enough Romanies have a fearsome re Great book The autobiography of an illiterate English Romany in the latter half of the last century and the beginning of this.The book describes first hand the carefree, reckless, and often violent life of this little understood, but widely despised community The author, like his brother and father, was a champion bare knuckle fighter, and relates some legendary bouts, often lasting well over an hour or even two, until one of the combatants says he has had enough Romanies have a fearsome reputation for fist fighting, and after reading this book, I can well understand why.But the book also allows a glimpse into the reality of life of this closed community, based around the South East of England, but with many a trip up to the Midlands and the North The community s life revolves around the various Romany get togethers, which in turn are dependent on the horse racing calendar.It also describes the demise of the English Romany after centuries of roaming the land in small family groups, increased repression by the police in the 1960s caused them to band together into larger groups This in turn meant larger facilities were needed for their temporary accommodation, which only further aggravated relations with the local authorities The solution envisaged by the authorities was to force them to settle in council houses And as the author relates, the war has largely been lost, and the English Romany has largely disappeared from the landscape described so vividly in Lavengro All that remains of the Romany language is a spattering of slang words interwoven into the English that has become their tongue after centuries of persecution in this country The book concludes with a speech delivered by the president of the National Romany Rights Association in 1994, who states among other things Certain segments of society have always from time to time had Draconian laws aimed at them, resulting in bloodshed, misery, and torment witches, heretics and Jews spring readily to mind The Gypsies stand alone, unique as the only segment of society whereby such laws have not been repealed As the law stands, you do not want him to settle at least where he wants to be and you do not want him to travel What do you want The answer is inescapable you do not want Gypsies anywhere, at any costs.As John Farebrother wrote Romanies have been walking a tightrope between assimilation and extermination for centuries A sad loss Opre Rromale


  2. Tim Tim says:

    This is not a book I would have picked myself, but it was given to me by a friend to read It turned out to be a fascinating insight into a world very few are familiar with, one where bare knuckle fighting is a way of life, mainly it seems as a way of settling disputes amongst men, and where there s a ratherliberal attitude to what s right and what s wrong than most of us have But it also conveys a clearly felt, and I think justified, sense of injustice at how gypsies have been treated by This is not a book I would have picked myself, but it was given to me by a friend to read It turned out to be a fascinating insight into a world very few are familiar with, one where bare knuckle fighting is a way of life, mainly it seems as a way of settling disputes amongst men, and where there s a ratherliberal attitude to what s right and what s wrong than most of us have But it also conveys a clearly felt, and I think justified, sense of injustice at how gypsies have been treated by those in power


  3. Tom Webster Webster Tom Webster Webster says:

    A really good insight into a normally secretive world


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