Swalwell Memories

Swalwell Hoppings

Old photograph of the hoppings early in 20th century. The shuggyboats are seen being swung high. They were popular well into the 1960s and possibly beyond that date. The girl/lady in white sports an amazing hat. The open space behind the shows is where Clavering Road and the houses on the hill going towards Whickham now exist.

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