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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:25 am

Were just part of the Port Festival events on the weekend I thought.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:02 am

RAA
Way back in 1953
The RAA put in 2 way radios in 17 fleet cars
That ends up being the first time that 2 way radios were used in breakdown vans in this state
It was that long ago , it was when West Torrens won their last SANFL Premiership

FORMATION
The RAA formed in 1903 and began the emergency road service in 1928
This mob have bailed me out a few times , and provide a great service

GEORGE
The RAA TV commercial adds featuring George Kapinaris , have been quite amusing over the years
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:46 am

23/10/1940
PICCADILLY
This picture theater opened on this day 75 years ago

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Post by Scrappy on Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:29 pm

THE CAROUSEL GLENELG

Located at The Beachouse
Was imported from England in 1901
This makes it 114 years old
Would have been made in the 19th century
Its been around for 3 centuries that being the case
Its claimed to the oldest carousel in Australia
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:19 pm

Coming attractions

ADELAIDE LADIES GRIDIRON
Saturday 31/10
Adelaide Phoenix v Brisbane Blaze
City Mazda Oval
Its an all woman game !


BEER AND BUBBLES LANEWAY EVENT
Saturday 7/11
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Vardon avenue East End Adelaide
This promises to be a beer wigglers delight
For $35 admission you get to sample over 50 local and other brews and local and International wines , ciders champagne and more


COAST FM OPEN DAY
25 Naldara Street Glandore
Sunday 1/11
1:00pm-6:00pm
Open tours of the radio station is the reason I intend going
There will be Vintage and Chrysler car displays
Live Bands all day
Craft
Clothing
CD and Vynil sales in this Southee day out
Should be a fun day out


ADELAIDE COMIC CONVENTION 31/10 to 1/11
230 Flinders street Adelaide
10:00am -4:00pm
30 stalls including comic dealers
This is being produced by the Dark Oz
Should be a great day


PICNIC IN ELDER PARK
Saturday 31/10
11:00am - 4:00pm
The theme is a 175 years celebration at Elder Park
Its going to done up as it might have been in the 19th century
The famous rotunda at Elder park was constructed in 1882
Should be a fascinating day out

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Post by bayman on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:24 pm

Scrappy wrote:THE CAROUSEL GLENELG

Located at The Beachouse
Was imported from England in 1901
This makes it 114 years old
Would have been made in the 19th century
Its been around for 3 centuries that being the case
Its claimed to the oldest carousel in Australia


i'm not sure whether it still does but back when i used to go the the royal show, the same ''merry go round'' was in operation for the show
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:29 pm

https://www.thebeachouse.com.au/about-us/carousel-2/

Some info on Luna Park and the Carousel
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Post by bayman on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:24 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammy_May
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:29 am

1//1/1980 Gift tax abolished

1/1/2000 Burbridge Road re named Sir Donald Bradman Drive

1/1/2003 Electricity in SA was deregulated
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:44 pm

Happy birthday to Central Market
Born 22/1/1870
146 years old
This is the anniversary of its official opening

The first market trading was actually 23/1/1869
So it will be 147 years old since the origins

Great market, it has well and truly stood the test of time
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:06 pm

So which is older? PAFC or Central Market?
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:13 am

Heres an interesting correspondence sent to the Advertiser

*There is a reason why the South Australian accent is different to the rest of the country , and it has a lot to do with the fact that South Australia was the only free state, the only one that didnt accept convicts.
Due to Irelands struggles for independence from England , a lot of convicts were Irish , and these have had an important influence on the development of the language.
South Australia , lacking this Irish input, thus speaks a more English English.*

One man behind free settlement in SA was Edward Wakefield
Wakefield wrote some letters on the matter, some published in the British press in 1829
In other parts of Australia, land was given free to the early settlers
Wakefield was of the opinion that land should be purchased , thus attracting proper workers instead of convict labor
The irony of the Wakefield submissions of 1829 , was that he was in jail at the time !

If Mr Wakefield had his own way Adelaide would have been named Wellington
Wakefield street in town , was named after Edwards brother Daniel Wakefield
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Post by Booney on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:51 am

Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:So which is older? PAFC or Central Market?

PAFC, 20/4/1870.

The market is older.
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Booney wrote:
Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:So which is older? PAFC or Central Market?

PAFC, 20/4/1870.

The market is older.

Could make a catchy marketing angle if the Central Market was to become a sponsor.
Although I doubt that they are flush with cash given their board / management crises of the last 18 months.
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Post by Booney on Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:55 pm

Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:
Booney wrote:
Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:So which is older? PAFC or Central Market?

PAFC, 20/4/1870.

The market is older.

Could make a catchy marketing angle if the Central Market was to become a sponsor.
Although I doubt that they are flush with cash given their board / management crises of the last 18 months.

Sounds like us from the 18 months before that!
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:58 am

POORAKA MARKET

We had the Brickworks Market close down a few years ago
Globe Derby Markets closed down recently
Been informed that the Pooraka Market maybe closing down next month ?
That would be  a pity if so, Ive enjoyed my visits there over the years
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Post by bayman on Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:27 pm

Pooraka markets definitely closing down, as for the Globe Derby markets i know why they closed down, because when at the trials on Sunday morning the market operators were there & at most 6 possible customers were roaming around & off course just up the road at the Gepps Cross Drive in you can't move or get a park because it is packed
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:10 pm

ADELAIDE CASINO 1991
Video gaming machines at the casino for the first time
450 machines in total
On the first day, about 300 patrons, predominantly the elderly, lined up in the morning to get in

The Adelaide Casino first opened in 1985
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Post by Gingernuts on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:20 am

Now that's all the Casino pretty much is. Pokies crammed into every corner.
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Post by Brucetiki on Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:18 am

bayman wrote:Pooraka markets definitely closing down, as for the Globe Derby markets i know why they closed down, because when at the trials on Sunday morning the market operators were there & at most 6 possible customers were roaming around & off course just up the road at the Gepps Cross Drive in you can't move or get a park because it is packed

If you catch the late movie at Gepps Cross on a Saturday night, you'll see some of the sellers lining up well before the late movie finishes at the drive-in!

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Post by Scrappy on Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:18 pm

ABC

On this day 29/3/1974
The ABC building on North East Road Collinswood was opened
The then Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam opened the building
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 pm

SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON ?

Torrens Island Seafood Market no more ?
The market may well end up being re-located to Port Adelaide
The Port/Enfield Council has spent about $20k on a study on a possible shift

If such a move was to eventuate , the expectation is that it might draw up to 10,000 more people than who go to the TI complex
Reason being somewhere between Sema4 and Port Adelaide would be closer and more accessible to more people

There was a fish market last century near the Birkenhead Bridge
Tommy Ruffs ended up on our kitchen table a fair bit

Torrens Island was also a Detention complex during WW1

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:04 am

Reckon somewhere near the Birkenhead Tavern could work. A big open area not used for much at all.

I was at the Torrens Is market a few weeks ago and there isn't much fish around. One boat is all I saw.The TI market itself doesn't occupy that much space. The parking is a dog's breakfast. Cars pull up anywhere and if you want to go to the toilet - well good luck with what you might contract there.

Not sure how they go with competing with Gepps X market which is much bigger.
If they combined it with some other mixed use stalls it could be quite an interesting drawcard to the Port.
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:22 am

DRIVE INS
1984
Hectorville
O'Hallaron Hill
Woodville

In 1984 those 3 drive ins closed down
Why the demise ?
Competing with TV ?
Video shops ?
Competing with a  resurgent West Adelaide in 1983 ?

28/12/1836 Proclamation Day in South Australia
28/12/1954 Proclomotion Day the Blue Line Drive in at West Beach opened

DEBATE
It was debated in Parliament in earlier 1954 as to whether to have drive ins in SA
Opinions divided if drive ins should be allowed to trade

" No doubt we will shall see females attending in green French bathers, with their hair dyed red and accessories to match
We should take all possible action to preserve the morals of our young people and Im glad we are to have legislation to deal with drive in theaters."
By
Mr Hutchens
Speaker, October 1954

" If people are going to resort to motor cars for the purpose of immorality they are not likely to purchase theater tickets and drive in beside other vehicles to do what they might otherwise do on some lonely country road."
By
Donald Dunstan
Future Premier of South Australia

This Blue line Drive meant SA was the 2nd state to embrace the drive in revolution
It closed in 1998
The first was in Victoria , by the Hoyts group

FIRST MOVIE AT THE BLUE LINE
Genevieve
Starring that brilliant actor Kenneth More
There was a News service
The cartoon on opening night was Heckle and Jeckle
There were 2 sessions at 8:00pm and 10:00pm
This drive in became popular as cars would park in West Beach and Military roads to watch for free
In 1955 the Henley and Grange took action against the free loaders
Ahhh those were the daze !

FIRST DRIVE IN
The first drive ins appeared in the USA in 1933
They peaked in the late 1950s
From about 1958 onwards the numbers began to decline

YOURS
The most frequented drive inns attended by myself were the Woodville North and Gepps Cross ones
And yes, I did get entry to Woody Norths once via the Boot !
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:32 am

SPORT IN SA

Pick up sport
Where individuals can play sport without an affliation to a sporting group
You register , roll up , and get a game
Excellent concept

This is whats happening the next few days
7/4 Soccer -214 Wakefield Street Adelaide [5:10pm]
7/4 Basketball - 214 Wakefield Street Adelaide [6:00pm]
9/4 Group Training - Anderson Avenue Glenelg North [7:40am]
11/4 Soccer - Glover Avenue Adelaide [4:00pm]

For more information
www.sportivore.com.au

This organiSAtion has been going for about 15 months now

Involved in the project is SANFL footballer , Greyhound Trainer, Clint Alleway



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