Discussion in 'Go ahead!...ask us anything!' started by Bring back John Fifita, Oct 24, 2018.
Possessed little monsters is my experience.
My childhood was fantastic.
Walking around the city today reminded me of when we used to go for trips into the city as kids, I remember going to the Downy Flake doughnut shop which was on the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool St back in the 60s and also going to the Coles cafeteria in Liverpool st for lunch.
When we moved from Paddington to Kingsford I remember my mother still liked going to Bondi Junction and we would get the hideous 359 bus which went around the world to get there, used to have lunch at McDowlells in the tram style eatery, usually it was pie and strawberry milk shake, Mc Dowells later became Walton’s.
Also had an Aunty and uncle who lived at Darlinghurst who we used to visit a lot when we lived at Paddington and also Kingsford before they moved up the coast and while we were at Paddington I remember my parents going away a couple of times and me and my sister would stay at our aunts place, I remember you could see the harbour bridge from the kitchen window, the Sargents pie factory was very close to where they lived and we would often have Sargents pies for lunch, as a kid they were fantastic pies, quite often we would have steak eggs and chips for dinner and I remember my uncle often had a long neck of Flag Ale.
This has probably been mentioned given how many pages have passed, but how about the old metal slippery dips at children’s playgrounds? Brutal in Summer
Whenever our school bus would drive past the Darrell Lea factory, we’d stick our heads out of the window to try and smell whatever deliciousness was going down in there.
There was a McDowells in Sydney????
McDowells was a department store which started in Sydney as a company back in the late 1890s and officially became a department store in about 1925. It branched out into the suburbs in the 60s and was taken over by Waltons around 1972.
That has Willy Wonka written all over it
Going to the local record shop and buying the latest singles ( way back in the day of 7 inch vinyl ) and also picking up the current top 40 charts weekly.
Local deliveries of soft drinks in the suburbs by Osborne’s, Sharps and Crystals, they had some interesting different flavours.
Having our parents put a few bags of fireworks in the trolley at our local Franklins supermarket.
15 cent child excursion train tickets. Go anywhere in the Sydney metropolitan area for bugger all.
Speaking of defunct supermarket chains, I vividly remember our weekly visits to Jewels at Northmead. Even had a walk in freezer aisle.
You can add Permewans to that list.
And Fleming’s, and many of the Fleming’s then became Clancys and they have gone too.
I remember my father buying bags of fire works from Grace Brothers at Bondi Junction. In later years I used to buy them from the Kiwi toy shop at Kingsford.
Did your trolley end up full of yellow and black boxes of “No Frills” ice cream, ice blocks etc etc??
Adults with long necks and normal household glasses. Flag Ale - wow what a reminder
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