Town of Victoria Park to celebrate Town Faithful


Otto Walkemeyer. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479509
Otto Walkemeyer. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479509

OTTO Walkemeyer’s favourite memory of his family’s East Victoria Park bakery is being close to the horses that carted the bread around town.

The Lathlain resident (82), who has lived his whole life in the Town of Victoria Park, fondly remembers the Terminus Bakery, which was on Albany Highway in East Victoria Park from about the early 1930s until the early 1960s.

“I spent a lot of my school holidays in the bread house helping out,” he said.

“We had three horses and I remember whenever we had a new one in, the other ones would get jealous.

“The horses knew what houses to stop at depending on what day it was.”

Mr Walkemeyer said Albany Highway looked a lot different when he was growing up in the area.

“There were no supermarkets but there were lots of butcher shops and delicatessens,” he said.

“The trams went past the bakery and there were also bikes and horses along Albany Highway but not as many cars.”

The Town of Victoria Park will once again celebrate people who have lived in the area for 50 years or more and made a valuable contribution to the area during the Town Faithful celebration, formerly known as Early Settlers.

The celebration will take place in June and the Town is calling for applications.

Pick up a registration form from the library, or on the Town’s website and submit it by March 30.

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