Something big was happening in Newcastle, England while we were there. I kept hearing about the Hoppins but also the Moor. I sat back and waited for it to become clear.
There are so many places I would like to see and people to meet, after I have already been to England and may never go again. I missed the Hoppings, as it is correctly called, even though we were there. Seen one fair, seen them all.
Here is a cut and paste from Wikpedia
The Hoppings is held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne during the last week in June. It is said to be Europe's largest travelling fun fair.
What it is, is a coming together of all the fairs in Europe in one place. I think they are mostly operated by Gypsies, except in England, they are called 'travellers'.
One niece of R's took her three kiddies and spent £130.
While we were there, there was a bit of a ruckas between the fair and the council over clean up costs. The previous year it rained and the moor ended up a quagmire. Who pays?