Former State Bank, Seddon 1970s

    Across the street from Seddon Station sits the former State Savings Bank of Victoria, Seddon Branch. It was built around 1925, replacing an earlier State Bank on Charles Street.

    Footscray Youth Club turns 70 and still going strong

    Footscray Youth Club has been fostering community spirit through sport for 70 years strong.

    Yarraville Station and crossing c1916 … still waiting at the gates!

    South Footscray station before the 1980s Yarraville station.

    A chocolate palace of the jazz era –217 Geelong Road, Kingsville

    A century ago, William Stewart, the chocolate czar of Geelong Road, conducted his sweet, sweet business.

    ‘Up yours Oakley’: the fight for a club in a battle about much more than footy

    A gutsy working class performance saves the Bulldogs from merging with Fitzroy Football Club.

    1927 ‘Mount Mistake’ in West Footscray 

    Right next to the shiny new Whitten Oval stands ‘Mount Mistake’, a massive tangle of vehicular overpasses that carries Geelong Road traffic over the railway lines at West Footscray station.

    Watswool Wool Brokers

    A towering warehouse in West Footscray, with its decayed WATSWOOL WOO(L) (B)ROKERS sign, was constructed for Australian Estates wool brokers.

    Will downtown Footscray ever really change?

    A brief (personal) history of ‘The ‘Scray’ via shopping

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