2016

NZ2465 : Rides at the Hoppings funfair, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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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Graham Robson   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 23 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 26 June, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2470 6588 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2469 6588
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