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Sometimes Stevo I think you ACTUALLY know me
I remember when Panalatinga Road was a small, pot-holed country lane and Woodcroft was ..... well ...... more or less non existent. There were horses grazing where the shopping centre is now, and vines all over.
I remember the single storey Marion Mall, with no cinema. And the tiny Colonnades Mall.
When the international terminal (shed) at the airport had one gate.
When Glenelg didn't have the eyesore apartments on the beachfront, but did have the eyesore (giant dog poo) Magic Mountain.
When Seaford still had some character and was mainly show homes ..... who knew?
When there were half a milion fewer people clogging up the roads ...... driving here now feels like some of what we were trying to get away from.
Rump steak $3.99 a kilo!
Hubby not getting a permanent, full time job for almost 2 years because of the recession we had to have.
Pizza Hut at Junk Food Junction .... cheap $5 all you can eat lunches mmmmm.
Woodcroft Primary School being built ....... and my two kids amongst the first 55 to enrol there.
Having the second house built on the massive Woodcroft Heights Estate ...... no neighbours and we could still hear kookaburras then. Mind you most of it was just fields, no roads then.
I also remember (and please note this is an observation, not a racist statement) that back in the 90's you would never seen any Indian or black people at all. Other migrants were usually Polish or Italians and Greek, and very few from the Asian countries.
I've got more ..............
No Southern Expressway
The old Freeway before the tunnels ..... and Eagle On The Hill
Looking at the land release at Golden Grove and thinking .......... nope! Too far from the beach for me.
The Myer Centre roller coaster, and ......... before the Myer Centre was built!!!
Adelaide Oval when it was still beautiful.
Port Adelaide market ..... when the market was a decent place to go for bric a brac.
Reynella Markets ........ before it became a happy clappy place.
Salesian College by Sir Donald Bradman Drive ......... my kids played rugby there, now it's a housing estate.
Seaview Winery at Reynella ........ lovely sparkling happy juice ............ now a winery.
Being able to grow 10 cannabis plants for personal use ............ not me though
When British Airways still flew into Adelaide, and the runway at the airport used to be a lot shorter too.
The days when I shopped at Franklins, and BiLo, and we didn't have Woolies!
A speeding fine was about $80!!!
I forgot about the roller coster in the Myer centre. And mawson lakes was just swamp land as far as the eye could see. bottom of Anzac hwy was just a car park.
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I've got more ...............
Remember when Mitsubishi was a major employer in Adelaide .... with the plant at Clovelly Park AND the engine plant at Lonsdale?
And the oil refinery at Lonsdale?
And Hallett Cove was a quarter of the size it is now.
When you built a house with Homestead, A V Jennings, Fairmont, Devine, Rossdale or Sterling homes, and that was about all the choice you had.
When you could buy a decent block of land for around $30,000 (ours was that price for 710 sq m) in Woodcroft
Petrol was about 48c a litre
The State Bank collapsed, the National Wine Centre was a pipe dream, and now a distant memory I believe, and Onkaparinga Hills was called Hackham East until some folks in a new estate decided the name wasn't good enough for them and petitioned for it to be changed.
When school fees in public schools were still affordable, and so were the uniforms!
When everyone seemed to own a blue heeler and not a fluffball on legs.
When it was rare to see a Korean, Japanese or European built car on the roads because we still had tarriffs protecting our car industry. It really was Ford, or Holden!
Shaz, you forgot ONE, we had no wrinkles then either!!
Yeah Stevo ...... and no SKIN CANCERS either ........... I've had three removed this year.
I also remember when my stomach and my car steering wheel were not touching when I drove!
Last edited by wizzywozza; 21-01-2012 at 03:20 AM.
20 years since I first came to Australia (including Adelaide). Over 17 years since I moved out here to live (1st time round). Ping pong-ed back to England for 12 years though. A lot has changed, not all for the better. I remember the roller coaster at the the top of the Myer Centre though, and Magic Mountain was great. The airport has definately improved. In general Adelaide has got more commericalised, busier, more like the rest of the world, and less "Australian" in the last 20 years.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.