The Chamber of Death - Hoppings

 

Onlookers at 'The Chamber of Death' attraction at the Hoppings. 1940'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:944/2428 - (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Hoppings Attractions

Onlookers at one of the attractions held at the Hoppings on the Town Moor. 1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2429 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Queuing for Rides at the Hoppings

Newcastle Town Moor 1952, people queuing for the rides at the Hoppings.

Ref: TWAS:944/2432 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Lee Bennett - Hoppings

Lee Bennett guessing people's ages at his 'I Guess Your Age' attraction at the Hoppings. 1952.

Ref: TWAS:944/2440 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Elisa Stewart - Hoppings

Believed to be Elisa Stewart performing at the Hoppings, Newcastle. 1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2442 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Hoppings Performance

Attractions at the Hoppings fair in Newcastle.1952.

Ref: TWAS:944/2443 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Wonders of the East - Hoppings

'Wonders of the East' performers entertain the public at the Hoppings. 1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2444 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

 

The Haunted Castle - Hoppings

 

'The Haunted Castle' attraction at the Hoppings festival in Newcastle.

 

Ref: TWAS:944/2445 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Drumming at the Circus - Hoppings

 

Performers of all descriptions came to the Hoppings to entertain the people of Newcastle. 1940's

 

Ref: TWAS:944/2447 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'


 

 

Pinder's Big Zoo Circus - Hoppings

 

1938 'Pinder's Big Zoo Circus Show' at the Hoppings.

 

 Ref: TWAS:944/2452 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

 

Barbara Chadwick - Hoppings

Barbara Chadwick posing for the camera at the Hoppings at Town Moor. 1940s

 

Ref: TWAS:944/2505 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Henry Wharton - Hoppings

Henry Wharton at the Hoppings in Newcastle.1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2510 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Rotor - Hoppings

People observing the attraction 'Rotor, People like Flies on the Wall'.1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2514  (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Brooches at Hoppings

Two woman selling brooches at the Hoppings for 6d. (2 p in today's money). 1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2439 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'

 


 

Jack Powell - Hoppings

Jack Powell standing by his van at the Hoppings. 1940's

Ref: TWAS:944/2455 (Copyright) 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums'


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