It was big, bouncy - and driven by Sunderland children in 1982!

Was it a ball? Was it a bubble? No, it was a giant, child-friendly inflatable!

Saturday, 15th June 2019, 7:45 pm

Here’s a reminder of a ‘toy’ which was all the rage at Sunderland fetes, fairs and carnivals in the early 1980s.

It accommodated lots of youngsters in one fun-filled session and looks like a great way to spend the day.

These children were having a go at the inflatable at Ashbrooke fair in 1982.

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The fair had lots of other highlights as well such as shuggy-boat rides and face painting

But we’d love to now which fairground attraction was your favourite in years gone by? Get in touch and tell us more by emailing [email protected]

Let’s share some wonderful memories of Wearside times gone by.