Shiremoor treat

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  • ss on March 3, 2015, 7:46 p.m.

    I asked my mam about what she remembers about her childhood and what is still around to remind her and she said the "Shiremoor treat as she went as a child and is now taking her children". So here is my mams memories of the Shiremoor treat past and present ;
    I still remember my first shiremoor treat. The excitement in school as I attended backworth park primary and every child received a ticket to a free gift and ice cream at the fair. They still do a lot of local fund raising locally today so that children from local schools still get a ticket for the fair to this day. The fair is always held in july but over the years has changed locations due to new buildings and houses. The local schools did then and still now all meet in there local village and have a brass band play as the locals gathered to walk upto the fair following the band which always added to the excitement. There was and is always a good selection of fun fair rides every year. Local schools would play football and netball matches against each other and running races with the winners receiving medals and trophies. Its fantastic that other than changing location a couple of times, the fair is pretty much the same now as it was when I went as a child, and will hopefully continue for many years to come.

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