Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Local shopping strips

These are  photographs of local strip shopping centres, taken mainly in 1990s, by the City of Berwick. This is how we all used to shop before the arrival of the large shopping centres - if you grew up in Victoria, then you would know that Chadstone was the first of these big centres, it opened in 1960 and it is apparently so big now that I wouldn't be surprised if you can see it from the moon.  Locally,  the Centro Shopping Centre in Cranbourne  and the Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre both opened in 1979 and Fountain Gate Shopping Centre in 1980.

This is Autumn Place in Doveton, 1992.

 This is Spring Square in Hallam in 1992.To see another photograph of Spring Square, click here.

Webb Street in Narre Warren, taken 1992.

Webb Street in Narre Warren. I am not sure of the exact date of this picture, but it is around the early 1990s. You can see the old Railway signal box in the background.

High Street in Berwick, 1992. To see more photographs of High Street click here.

This is an earlier shot of High Street, taken in 1975.

If you want to see  photographs of the local shopping strip at Pakenham, then click here,  or in Cranbourne, then click here


Linda said...

Ah, Yes! High Street in Berwick. Driving from the east in 1973 we looked forward to it sooo much, as it was the start of the double lanes. All the rest, except the Morwell Bypss, was single lanes with an occasional overtaking lane. We LOVED Berwick, and looked forward to getting to it.

Heather said...

It's interesting how you have these landmarks in your mind that form part of your historical, mental landscapes. I remember the Highway in the 1960s and 70s and the only houses around Narre Warren were three weatherboard ones - on the left going towards Melbourne, east of Webb Street - long, low ranch style houses. At least 2 of them are still there, I am pleased to report, and haven't been knocked down for units.