NZ2465 : Air, thrill Ride at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle Town Moor

taken 8 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Air, thrill Ride at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle Town Moor
Air, thrill Ride at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle Town Moor
This large ride is one a large number of attractions at the Hoppings funfair, an annual event held on Newcastle Town Moor. In this photo the legs of passengers can be seen dangling from the seats in the air as the ride goes through its cycle of spins and rotations on various axes.
The Hoppings funfair, Newcastle Town Moor :: NZ2466

The Hoppings funfair is an annual event which takes place during the 3rd week of June each year and runs across 9 days.

The event, which is held on Newcastle's Town Moor, attracts a large number of rides and attractions and is reputedly Europe's largest travelling funfair.

Attractions range from the latest travelling thrill rides, traditional rides such as a helter skelter and carousel, traditional side stalls including "hook-a-duck" and seemingly countless stalls selling hotdogs, burgers, candy Floss and drinks to the public.

The event started in 1882 as a replacement for a horse racing event which had relocated from the moor to a new venue nearby and has continued as a significant local event almost every year since.

LinkExternal link is the website for the organisers of the fair.

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Business, Retail, Services Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne other tags: Funfair Newcastle Town Moor Funfair Ride Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2016 Automatic Clusters: · Town Moor [13] ·
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Monday, 20 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 June, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2474 6589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2197N 1:36.8949W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2475 6589
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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