Fremantle celebrates Melbourne Cup

Aleisha Tsallis (Beeliar),Frances McKenna (Atwell) and Sharon Walker (Yangebup).
Aleisha Tsallis (Beeliar),Frances McKenna (Atwell) and Sharon Walker (Yangebup).

MELBOURNE Cup celebrations were in full swing last week, with a number of local haunts packed to the brim with punters and fashionistas.

There were hats, dresses and dapper suits everywhere you turned on Tuesday, with local residents and workers pouring into places like The Esplanade Hotel, Clancy’s Fish Pub, The National and The Monk to watch German horse Protectionist win the race that stops the nation.