To mark 135 years since The Hoppings was first staged on Newcastle’s Town Moor, staff at Discovery Museum want to hear from folk about their memories of the famous Town Moor Festival.
They’d also love to hear from anyone who has photographs or memorabilia from down the years that could be loaned for a commemorative exhibition this summer.
Adam Bell, Keeper of History at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: “The Hoppings is in Tynesiders’ DNA, as much a part of the collective Geordie experience as stottie cakes, brown ale and the Magpies. This summer we’re celebrating all the fun of the fair at Discovery with a very special hands-on, nostalgic exhibition, exploring the history behind The Hoppings, from its origins as a temperance festival staged to combat the evils of the ‘demon drink’, to the modern thrill-seeking razzmatazz of today’s Hoppings experience.”
If you have a story to tell, or a photo or item that you could loan for the museum’s Hoppings exhibition, please contact Adam Bell by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0191 2772251.
Pictured: All the fun of the Fair