Slopers was a department store in Devizes. We met Slopers in a post I did some time ago about its cash railway. You could click here to see that.

Today we are looking at one item we purchased from the shop not long before its sad demise. That was in about 1975.

In purchasing this item we either thought it would be suitable for other folks children or we were anticipating the future for it is a child’s toy.


What we have is a collection of three people kits with a (typical of the era) foamed polystyrene tray to keep them in. When purchases, some 40 years ago, they came with a shrinkwrapped plastic cover to keep everything in place. Once removed, the tray became a bit of a pain but we clearly kept it.

I suppose we could call this an acrobat construction kit. The people can be assembled and stood on the base in a variety of weird and wonderful poses.


After a long spell in retirement these chaps have just emerged for a grandchild to look at. I think it is fair to say he isn’t that impressed.


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