NZ2465 : Rides at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle upon Tyne

taken 3 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Rides at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle upon Tyne
Rides at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle upon Tyne
A few of the rides at the Hoppings funfair on Newcastle's Town Moor. In the foreground is Toboggan, a small roller coaster type ride. Behind a pair of more dramatic rides can be seen flinging paying customers around in seats at the ends of long arms.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Place (from Tags)
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2470 6588 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2144N 1:36.9325W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2469 6588
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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