Fairground trucks at the Hoppings and the pictures are on Biglorryblog

The Newcastle Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne during the last week in June. It is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs. The fair originates from a Temperance Fair in 1882.

Steve went along and sent these great images for Biglorryblog

The vehicles at this year event were as spectacular as ever. A mix of DAF, ERF, Foden, Mercedes, Renault, Scania and Volvo. The ERFs and Fodens outnumbered the other makes with Volvo coming third. The vehicles had been transformed by the showmen. Some were heavy duty conversions, some had artwork worthy of the Tate Gallery and the trailers could have come straight from a Transformers movie! The rides make a fantastic photographic backdrop.

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