Gwen's Den

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I was born in a place called Richmond, which is an inner suburb of Melbourne.
We were a family of 10 of which my Mother reared 4 ,two girls and two boys

Below is the house in Cremorne St where I lived aged 3yrs it's had a face lift since we lived there.

Below is my first school in cremorne st, it is now a part of " Richmond Tafe"

I was surprised to see the old school, but to see my old house was still there was unreal.

Below are a couple of well known land marks around richmond I remember," Bryant and May"

on the right of matches was the factory that manafactured them.

. . " Pelaco Shirts " a well known brand of shirt here in Australia

also located in Richmond.

I have many memories of "Richmond which I will share with you later on.


  • That is really something that your old place is still there. It looks like the neighborhood has changed quite a bit? I'll bet you have memories of that hood before it changed.

    I looked up Dimmy's in hopes of seeing the newer building with the copper dome. I couldn't find one, but there is quite a bit on the Internet about Dimmy's.
    You do still work there? Is it anything like the "Are You Being Served" English department store on the BBC program?

    By Blogger Jim, at December 07, 2006 10:30 am  

  • I loved seeing these pictures of places where you grew up! I often like to take a drive in the neighbourhood I was raised in...what I notice the most is how big the trees have gotten! lol

    By Blogger PEA, at December 07, 2006 10:32 am  

  • Hi Gwen, It must have been great to go back and get photos. Richmond hasn't really changed much, just a lot of yuppies who need to live close to the city. I have been inside alot of renovated houses in Richmond, from the outside they still look the same but WOW factor on the inside.
    Isn't Richmond the home of the 'Skipping Girl'? I'm sure she is still there.
    See you soon

    By Anonymous Donna, at December 07, 2006 4:00 pm  

  • Hi Gwen
    Great to look back and see the house you lived in as a toddler.and those "richmond Icons"
    I think every man had Pelaco shirt in his Wardrobe.
    Take care see you soon Mate xoxoxox

    By Blogger Jeanette, at December 07, 2006 9:44 pm  

  • Yes, Gwen, I was going to mention the 'Skipping Girl', too. My first introduction to life in Melbourne was three weeks at the YWCA in Church St. Richmond, in 1964. I was 20 years old and had never lived away from home before - home being a dairy farm in Gippsland. So you can imagine that it was a very steep learning curve for me.

    By Blogger Alice, at December 07, 2006 11:22 pm  

  • Hi Gwen ~ Nice post and good photos of your early home and Richmond icons.
    Very interesting. Thanks for your visit and comments. Glad you liked the joke
    about the man changing places. Produce
    from the garden tastes so good.
    Take care Gwen and stay well. Love, Merle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 08, 2006 12:34 am  

  • Great post, Gwen. It's amazing when you "go back", isn't it. All the memories it brings back. Richmond sure has changed over the years ... it has become quite a bit more upmarket these days !!
    Take care, Meow

    By Blogger Meow, at December 08, 2006 9:10 pm  

  • Hello Gwen, loved your post, very interesting. Hope you girls all enjoyed the bowls breakup. Cheers Margaret

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 10, 2006 12:12 am  

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