A few snaps taken from my mobile phone of ‘old Fitzroy’. Although they are current photos of Fitzroy I took only shots that reminded me of ‘old Fitzroy’ during the 1960s, my old stomping ground. A difficult job as every where you look now, modern Fitzroy has covered old Fitzroy with new shops and buildings, renovations and graffitti.
I had an afternoon off from work so I trekked into Fitzroy with my mobile phone and Olympus omd-5 camera to take a few photos. Surprisingly, I mainly used my mobile phone, with very little editing and only took a couple shots with the Olympus (no photos displayed). I just wanted to take a few quick snaps, which I did.
I’ve done these sort of trips into Fitzroy over the years during a Friday afternoon off and a few times taken photos for research into the memoir I’m currently writing about growing up in Fitzroy in the 1950s and 1960s.
I’m looking for the old barber shop. My banana was married to Fred Flannery. I don’t recognise it. My parents passed away and our family home in Kerr St was sold. Haven’t been there since 2009.
Hi Chris. I lived in Kerr St as a child. Went to George St and the Methodist church. My Grandma was married to the barber Fred Flannery.