Hoppings, 1914-1918


Hoppings, Jesmond ValeDuring 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.[1] 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. 

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Jesmond Vale Hoppings, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1914

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Jesmond Vale Hoppings, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1914

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014399:Newcastle Hoppings, Jesmond Vale, 1914

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Paine's Coliseum

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  from Simon Cotterill (Co-Curate Page)
Hoppings
- "The Hoppings is a major annual event in the North East and is the largest travelling fairground in Europe; showmen travel from all over the country to attend. The Town ...
  from Simon Cotterill (Co-Curate Page)
Jesmond Vale
- Overview About Jesmond Vale Map Much of the old village of Jesmond Vale was demolished as part of the Jesmond Vale Redevelopment Area in 1967. The village had three pubs, ...
from http://hoppingsfunfairs.com...
HOPPINGS TIME LINE
- PDF. "The following Time Line shows many of the main happenings at the Hoppings. It is organised into three areas: the fairground; the Fair Managers; and the Town Moor Fair ...

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