During the First World War the Town Moor in Newcastle was being used by the military for training troops and parts of it were used as an airstrip. Because of this the Hoppings festival was held on the Green Pool Field in Jesmond Vale in 1914. In 1915 it was held in Jesmond Dene during, and then back in Jesmond Vale for the 3 years 1916-18. During the war the festival was on a smaller scale since many of the showmen were in service fighting. In 1919 the Hoppings returned to its usual location on the Town Moor.