Throughout February I posted a story about my recent London holiday each morning with a local story each afternoon. It’s time to give local stories priority again in the morning, though I will post a few more London stories in the afternoon to complete the series. I was fascinated to learn recently that there has been a fruit and vegetable shop where the Vegetable Connection now stands for far longer than I previously knew, as this photo from 1958 demonstrates. The history section of their website states that they opened in 1941.

6894 Fitzroy history - the Vegie Connection

Courtesy of John L. O’Brien Collection, the University of Melbourne image archive collection (UMAIC) / ID: UMA/I/6894 / photographer: John L. O’Brien / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1958

vegieconnection Fitzroy history - the Vegie Connection

Fitzroy history – the Vegie Connection

4 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – the Vegie Connection

  • 1 March 2010 at 9:30 am
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    I see the little chap holding the sign on the verandah roof was replaced by an air-con unit.
    Great photo comparison :)

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  • 4 March 2010 at 3:47 pm
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    If only I’d known that when I went in this morning to buy an avocado. And oh how I love seeing such photos – great find!

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  • 21 December 2010 at 4:43 pm
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    I went here today and apart from the overly expensive products they also have rude and pretentious staff. Really why bother working in retail if you are going to alienate a large section of customers. I have found much better quality food suppliers close to Brunswick St that don’t treat customers like lepers.

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    • 21 December 2010 at 5:56 pm
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      I’ve always found them rather friendly!

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