Festival still has that spark

This Thursday, the Hiddlestone Electrics team will use at least one 60-kilowatt and two 40-kilowatt generators to light up Subiaco for its most highly anticipated event of the year.

Mr Colreavy said it was a huge planning challenge to ensure all the hot spots were plugged in and running.

‘It’s sometimes a last ditch (effort) of running up cords, asking people if they need power, what needs it most, where we can plug in,’ he said.

‘The last half an hour down to the wire we get a bit panicky, making sure everything is going right.

‘But we always make time to sample the food on our way past setting everything up.’

Mr Colreavy said the most enjoyable part of working for Hiddlestone Electrics for the past 32 years was building trust and interacting with clients.

‘When it comes down to it, there’s clients I’ve dealt with where I’ve gone to their family home and they’re in nappies, and now I’m setting up the lights in their own house,’ he said.

Hiddlestone Electrics owner Vern Hiddlestone said he was please to see the Subi Street Festival ” sponsored by the Western Suburbs Weekly ” getting bigger and bigger every year.

‘It puts the city of the map, it really does,’ he said.