Post War Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne children from the Albert Street area posing in Poolman Street, 1947. Jim Power is far right in the front row. Photographer: Jack Gould.

Port Melbourne children from the Albert Street area posing in Poolman Street, 1947. Jim Power is far right in the front row. Photographer: Jack Gould.

This photo was taken in 1947. These children lived in the neighbourhood of Albert Street. Jim Power is on the far right of the front row.

The photo was taken by Jack Gould in front of his house in Poolman Street. Jack was well known in Port Melbourne for his love of photography.

Around that time I remember my grandfather with the rubbish cart, a horse and dray, taking me down to the tip in Todd Road via a dirt track across to Howe Parade. I remember Claude Butcher delivering the milk.

I also remember the steam trains running around to Princes Pier and the country trains picking up the migrants from the ships there.

McLelland’s grocery shop was on the corner of Graham Street and Clark Street, opposite the school. On the opposite side of Graham Street was Freddy Martin’s butcher shop. Between Clark and Albert Streets Sideways milk bar, on the corner of Graham Street and Albert Street was Simmmond’s greengrocer and across Albert Street was Sayer’s newsagent and sub-post office.

There was another butcher’s shop and chemist next to the Hibernian Hotel, while next to the Claire Castle was Ray McCarthy’s barber shop.

Jim Power

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