Film ID:
NEFA 22488

SCENES ON THE MOOR

1912

Visitor Tabs

Description

A Gaumont newsreel documents the crowds visiting Hopping’s Fair on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, including adventurous men and women on a zip-wire ride.

Title: Scenes on the Moor. Gaumont

Men, women and older children visiting the Hoppings travelling fair on the Town Moor slide down a zip-wire towards camera as part of the entertainment, the women in their hats and long Edwardian dresses and suits but still clearly enjoying the ride. A soldier and a teenage girl are amongst the dare-devils. A big crowd has gathered to watch (equally because of the news camera recording the event). 

General view of the crowd and the fairground rides in the background, young boys particularly stopping to stare at the cameraman. People are enjoying rides on a carousel and a Galloper.