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Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm

I'm thinking of going fora drive to Glenbank this afternoon.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri May 22, 2020 12:59 pm

I've printed off the big Southcott ad for a mate, he did his apprenticeship in that Gilles St site and still works for them nearly 30 years later.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri May 22, 2020 1:05 pm

Booney wrote:I've printed off the big Southcott ad for a mate, he did his apprenticeship in that Gilles St site and still works for them nearly 30 years later.

Jesus, you have gone deep.
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Postby Wedgie » Fri May 22, 2020 1:11 pm

Great stuff, loving a browse! I find it intriguing how roads were in slightly different positions to be "fixed" later on.

A street directory I used for years didn't have Lonsdale Highway or Oaklands Rd matching up.
My old man used to drive taxis and I loved getting his hand me down UBDs, I would go through them spending hours for some reason.
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Postby Corona Man » Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm

Wedgie wrote:Great stuff, loving a browse! I find it intriguing how roads were in slightly different positions to be "fixed" later on.

A street directory I used for years didn't have Lonsdale Highway or Oaklands Rd matching up.
My old man used to drive taxis and I loved getting his hand me down UBDs, I would go through them spending hours for some reason.


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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Wedgie » Fri May 22, 2020 1:31 pm

Corona Man wrote:
Wedgie wrote:Great stuff, loving a browse! I find it intriguing how roads were in slightly different positions to be "fixed" later on.

A street directory I used for years didn't have Lonsdale Highway or Oaklands Rd matching up.
My old man used to drive taxis and I loved getting his hand me down UBDs, I would go through them spending hours for some reason.


Sounds like you were lost back then! :lol:
But now you're found.

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Postby The Dark Knight » Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm

Magellan wrote:Whilst we're on the topic of history, this 1936 Gregory's street directory is a worth a look.

https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2108
This is fascinating, having look at it now. Looking at the maps around my area, part of Largs North used be named Swansea which is now the name of my family homes street. My part of Largs North didn't exist which I knew as it's relativity new but I didn't know Victoria road was split into separate streets/roads, Largs Terrace and Outer Harbour Road. Lady Gowrie Drive didn't exist, The Esplanade didn't run all the way along and stopped at Strathfield Terrace which turned into Outer Harbour Road.

Also interesting to see that the Port River ran all the way down to Grange.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri May 22, 2020 2:44 pm

The Dark Knight wrote:
Magellan wrote:Whilst we're on the topic of history, this 1936 Gregory's street directory is a worth a look.

https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2108
This is fascinating, having look at it now. Looking at the maps around my area, part of Largs North used be named Swansea which is now the name of my family homes street. My part of Largs North didn't exist which I knew as it's relativity new but I didn't know Victoria road was split into separate streets/roads, Largs Terrace and Outer Harbour Road. Lady Gowrie Drive didn't exist, The Esplanade didn't run all the way along and stopped at Strathfield Terrace which turned into Outer Harbour Road.

Also interesting to see that the Port River ran all the way down to Grange.


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Postby Corona Man » Fri May 22, 2020 2:57 pm

My old man grew up down the Port as well. His father was a pro fisherman catching god only knows what in the Port River in the 30’s & 40’s. My dad told me stories of selling the catch door to door in the streets of Rosewater.... yelling “ Fisho” as the made their way along.

Another favourite from my Dad, was as a teenager so the 50’s he would go to the grain stores at the Port with an air riffle and ping off the pidgeons in the area. Pluck them, clean them and sell them on the way home on his bike.

Different times for sure!
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Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri May 22, 2020 3:00 pm

@Magellan, I think my boss hates you now!!! :lol: :lol:

Unless he's joined in like the rest of us here.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Magellan » Fri May 22, 2020 3:23 pm

Lightning McQueen wrote:@Magellan, I think my boss hates you now!!! :lol: :lol:

Unless he's joined in like the rest of us here.

Glad to have been of assistance. :lol:
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Postby Booney » Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm

How's Regency Park, set aside for Sewerage Use? :lol:
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby am Bays » Fri May 22, 2020 3:34 pm

My Grandparents had a 1953 UBD Street Directory that I used to like looking at.

When my grandmother died 10 years ago I wish I had "claimed" it.

Being 17 years older than this version It went all the way to the outer country suburbs of Reynella and that emerging development named after the new Queen...

Back to the better part of Adelaide (the South) it was interesting to look at with respect to the Willunga Train line and what passed as Lonsdale Highway.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri May 22, 2020 3:35 pm

Booney wrote:How's Regency Park, set aside for Sewerage Use? :lol:



:lol: :lol:

Driving north through Bosworth Park and we get to Gepps Cross intersection, I'll veer off to the right to get on to Gawler Road.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby am Bays » Fri May 22, 2020 3:51 pm

How's South Road from Henley Beach Rd to Grand Junction Rd?
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri May 22, 2020 4:16 pm

Through these old Port stories @Corona Man and I have just worked out that his Aunty is my best mate from high schools Grandmother and I grew up listening to his Uncle and cousins, learning how to treat visitors to Alberton Oval from the bowling club. Magnificent.

Question is, what the f*ck happened to you mate? :lol:
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm

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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Corona Man » Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm

Booney wrote:Through these old Port stories @Corona Man and I have just worked out that his Aunty is my best mate from high schools Grandmother and I grew up listening to his Uncle and cousins, learning how to treat visitors to Alberton Oval from the bowling club. Magnificent.

Question is, what the f*ck happened to you mate? :lol:


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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Magellan » Fri May 22, 2020 4:30 pm

Booney wrote:Through these old Port stories @Corona Man and I have just worked out that his Aunty is my best mate from high schools Grandmother and I grew up listening to his Uncle and cousins, learning how to treat visitors to Alberton Oval from the bowling club. Magnificent.

Let me guess - after the game they'd stroll over to Alberton East and give the toffs a serve before looking for a house party to gate-crash in Kelmscott or Everton, or perhaps wander over the wrong side of the tracks to find some trouble in 'Gray-Town.'
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri May 22, 2020 4:33 pm

Magellan wrote:
Booney wrote:Through these old Port stories @Corona Man and I have just worked out that his Aunty is my best mate from high schools Grandmother and I grew up listening to his Uncle and cousins, learning how to treat visitors to Alberton Oval from the bowling club. Magnificent.

Let me guess - after the game they'd stroll over to Alberton East and give the toffs a serve before looking for a house party to gate-crash in Kelmscott or Everton, or perhaps wander over the wrong side of the tracks to find some trouble in 'Gray-Town.'


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