I will probably be too busy over the weekend to post anything (I heard that sigh of relief. Screw you!)
So here is a double banger. For as long as I can remember, this 711 has occupied this site on the corner of Blessington and Barkly Streets. I wonder how many times it has been robbed? What was there before anyone? Our soon to be local councillor, due to redistribution of electoral boundaries, lives in Blessington Street. I am working out an annoyed email to him in my head before he even gets the job. I think his name is Gross Dick and although straight, he is quite gay friendly, but I care little about gay friendly in a local councillor. It is all about the rubbish bins.
I had reason to be in area often as this apartment block was built on the old service station site on the corner of Barkly and Mitford Streets. How useful it would be to have a tram swinging down along Mitford Street, just like the old days. The apartments seemed very expensive at the time. I wish I could remember the figure. They probably weren't, but this is only said from today's perspective. I do recall looking at plans and some of them were weird shapes and tapered to useless corners in some rooms.