Tuesday, August 19, 2008

West End rights

'West End is the only area with a better bus service than where I live - at Dutton Park off Gladstone Road.

The local politicians or gun fighter stands up for the rights of the inhabitants of West End.'

West End Fruit Shop

I live at West End and I work down at the fruit shop with Tony and Johnny. I live at Liliput. I've been in West End for at least 3 months.

We do deliveries and take fruit around to peoples houses in the new truck. I help Tony and Johnny.

I start work at 4 or 5 in the morning when we load the shop up and put everything like vegies and fruit in the shop.
Ernie Vascotto

Living at West End

My name is Robert McNalty. I live at 38 Colville St, West End. This project is excellent. I like it because it is really excellent. I really like the kitchen in Colville Street because there is really good food there.

I like going to Coles with my friend Ken. He buys me a lot of coffee. I like going down to South Bank and meeting my friend, the Robot Girl. Her name is Pollie.
Robert McNalty

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Faces

It was great to have some new people join us last night - a big welcome to Richard, Dave and Lyn. We spent the evening catching up with each other, adding to our Google Map of West End and doing some podcasts. It was lovely to hear Anne recording her recollections of Tristrams. John came along with a painting which we were going to photograph but instead he shared one of his witty poems. We'll be adding it soon to our podcasts.

As we added places to the map someone mentioned the scrub turkeys in Colville Street. I always think it's great that in a place so close to the centre of the city we still end up talking about scrub turkeys! Some of us have even seen them wandering across quite busy roads around West End.

When we next meet in a fortnight's time (19th August) we'll have a look at MySpace, check out the comments feature on the blog, join some group members so more people can contribute, take some photos and get some permission forms from newcomers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tristrams Please Podcast

West End - Favourite Places

Eddie, Jonathon and John
When we met on July 22nd we all talked about our favourite places in West End and beyond. Here's a list of some of them:
  • Robbie, Lionel, Kenny - Highgate Hill especially Colville St (that's home!) Kenny also likes the Emigres coffee shop
  • Anne and Apples - all of West End
  • Margaret - Daventry Street
  • Terry - Emigres coffee shop
  • David - TAB
  • Malcolm - Albertos
  • Peter - the flying saucer artwork outside the Commonwealth Bank in Melbourne St.
  • Daryll - the goanna sculpture
  • Karen - the Greek tailors in Vulture St where they do alterations to clothes
  • Jason - the pub
  • Eddie - the coffee shop and the food van and South Bank
We are checking out Google Maps.
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