In this photo are two of my favourite shops of the 1960s, in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (between Argyle and Kerr Streets).
On the left was Nick’s milk bar where I shopped for my parents and bought lollies, drinks and ice creams almost on a daily basis. The next two buildings were Eve’s haberdashery and toy shops. I always looked into the toy store window and dreamed of the toys I wanted and couldn’t afford.
My sister worked for Eve as a teenager for several years. Eve later moved down the street to a single building next to Frank Dempsey’s butcher shop.
I miss those shops and although Nick and Eve are no longer there, the happy memories of those times are still etched in my mind.