Rotor - Hoppings

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    People observing the attraction 'Rotor, People like Flies on the Wall'.1950's The Hoppings is a popular fair in the North East of England, held in the last full week of June every year on Newcastle's Town Moor, spanning around 40 acres of land. The Hoppings started out as a Temperance Festival in 1882, when Newcastle Temperance organisations decided to revive the annual gatherings that they had previously held, but included different festivities to coincide, to counter-attract the 'Summer Race Meeting' at Gosforth Park, which was seen as a source of drunkenness. It proved to be a great success and the fair is still being enjoyed to this very day. Ref: TWAS:944/2514 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
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  • Josh Herron on March 4, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

    The best shared history location for me and my mam has to be the Hopping’s. It’s something every child has to experience. My mam was so exited the first time she took me because she loved it as a child. My mam thinks she was around 8 when she first went. The first memory for her was the distinct smell it was a mixture of candyfloss from the stalls and oil from the rides. Her favorite ride was similar to the one in the picture.

  • Lewis Morgan on March 4, 2015, 10:32 a.m.

    where is this event

  • Josh Herron on March 4, 2015, 10:34 a.m.

    The Hopping's

  • Lewis Morgan on March 4, 2015, 10:35 a.m.

    thats not the hoppings

    • Josh Herron on March 4, 2015, 10:36 a.m.

      it is but it might not be there anymore

  • Lewis Morgan on March 4, 2015, 10:37 a.m.

    is that ride still there

  • Lewis Morgan on March 4, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

    Research if that ride is still there!!

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