This year's Morpeth Fair Day was a big success. Pictures by Anne Hopper.

Morpeth Fair Day in pictures: Great turnout as event returns

There were thousands of smiling faces in Morpeth on Sunday as people flocked to the town centre to enjoy the first Fair Day since 2019.

By Andrew Coulson
Monday, 13th June 2022, 12:07 pm

The event was called off in 2020 due to the country being in lockdown, and last year’s fair had to be cancelled due to ongoing social distancing rules.

But after all remaining Covid restrictions were lifted earlier this year, the Fair Day committee – which includes Coun John Beynon, Brett Turner of Turners Funfairs and Mark Wilson (catering) – were delighted to announce that the event was returning in 2022 and it was going to take place on the traditional date, the second Sunday in June.

A range of entertainment was provided on the main stage and the parade, featuring vintage cars and motorbikes, also included an open top bus carrying Morpeth Town FC representatives.

Other returning features included stalls with food from around the world in Oldgate, the climbing wall in High Stanners and a funfair in Newmarket car park, beside the leisure centre.

A small amount of National Lottery funding was also secured to provide a number of free stall spaces for local charities and organisations.

All of the photographs in this feature were taken by Anne Hopper.

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