The Town Moor Hoppings - Newcastle's Temperance Festival 1882-1982, by Frank Baron

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The Town Moor Hoppings - Newcastle's Temperance Festival 1882-1982, by Frank Baron

The Town Moor Hoppings - Newcastle's Temperance Festival 1882-1982, by Frank Baron

Published privately by the author in 1984, 128 pages. Paperback (S6433)

The Town Moor is a very large area of common land in Newcastle upon Tyne, covering a huge area that is larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath combined! It stretches from the city centre and Spital Tongues in the south out to Cowgate/Kenton Bar to the west, Gosforth to the north and Jesmond to the east, and at the end of June every year is the site of 'The Hoppings', said to be Europe's largest travelling fun fair

But what very few people know is that the fair started out in the 1880's as a temeprance festival, and this book charts the history of the Hoppings over it's first 100 years.....

Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges, but the spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound

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