Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Monday, September 16, 2019

131 Graham St, Port Melbourne

September 2019

Bulloughs corner shop


Lois Collinder writes:
"One of my earliest memories is sitting in Mr Bullough's grocery shop next door watching him weigh the sugar and tip it into brown paper bags. He'd also cut off pieces of butter from the large yellow slab for the ladies coming in with their coupons. I still remember the smell of the produce and Mr Bullough putting up the shutters every night. The cardboard mobiles advertising biscuits swayed in the breeze and the sawdust on the floor was soft beneath my feet. If I was a good girl I might get some broken biscuits from the tin or a pennyworth of chocolate balls in a paper cone."

Edwin Whiting recalls:

"The bench was always scrubbed clean and there was sawdust on the floor. He put lollies in a paper cone that he made from white paper."


from Memories of Port, Port Phillip Through My Eyes
Port Phillip Seniors' Festival Writing Competition, 2008

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