In late 1946 Doug purchases a newsagency on busy St George’s Terrace in Perth from Laura O’Hara. Over twenty years and through multiple renovations by their landlords, Zimpels the furniture store, Doug and Joan open a separate greeting cards store within Zimpels and a chocolates store.
Doug recounts his memories about Perth in the 1930s and 40s. Landmarks like the GPO, Townhall, Palace Hotel. Local ‘characters’ known as Percy Buttons, Matches, Feathers, The Count and Giblets. Stores like Aherns, Boans, Economic Stores, Bairds, Foy and Gibsons, and Harris, Scarfe and Sandovers. Details on Perth trams with details on all the tram routes and where they could take you.