Snapshot Sunday: Super Slide

I’ve seen this old fairground ride going to rack and ruin for many years. It’s covered in rust and some sort of vine. The vine was really overtaking it but going back a year or two someone trimmed it down but did not remove it completely. I guess the owner is just going to leave it in the yard. They used to run other attractions but not sure if they still do. I thought I would get a couple of photos of this old ride in case it is removed. I remember as a youngster really enjoying the Super Slide ride at the Royal Adelaide Show many years ago now. You would go down really fast on a sack over several humps until reaching the bottom. I always seemed to become airborne on my way down coming down with several hard thumps until I reached the ground. It was not an expensive ride so I went on it several times while at the show.




I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see


  1. I remember those portable rides from when I was a kid. They used to come through the neighborhood like an ice-cream truck an give rides. Probably incredibly dangerous thing, but no one thought of them as dangerous. They were just fun.

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