Mitcham Fair

Mitcham Fair

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Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​Fair_​40-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This picture shows two of the most popular fairground attractions; the “helter-skelter” or spiral slide, far right, and the “switchback”, picture centre. The latter was introduced during the 1880s and was the forerunner of the roller-coaster. It was designed to allow small trains, or individual cars, to run up and down over an undulating track set into a round base.

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