NZ2466 : Temporary car park, Newcastle Town Moor

taken 5 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Temporary car park, Newcastle Town Moor
Temporary car park, Newcastle Town Moor
A temporary car park on Newcastle Town Moor for visitors to the Hoppings funfair. several of the larger rides in attendance at the annual event can be seen in the background.
The Hoppings funfair, Newcastle Town Moor

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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Date Taken
Monday, 20 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2458 6680 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7108N 1:37.0403W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2459 6681
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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