Joe’s milk bar, circa 1950s…

Annibale and Vitale in milk barOne of the very few photographs taken inside my family’s milk bar in the 1950s (and also one of my favourites). Nonno Anni is behind the counter and Bisnonno Vitale is leaning on it.

This is the era when my grandparents were working 7am-11pm, 363 days a year at their fruit shop and milk bar. My great-grandfather Vitale helped out at the busy times yet continued in his own job at the Brown and Broad sawmill beside the Brisbane River in Teneriffe.

Joe’s Fruit Shop and Milk Bar

 

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2 responses to “Joe’s milk bar, circa 1950s…

  1. PETER CAMPBELL

    GREAT PHOTOS FROM PETER CAMPBELL I LIVED WITH MY FAMILY ACROSS THE ROAD IN THE HEAD QUARTERS FIRE STATION AS MY DAD DAN CAMPBELL WAS 1ST OFFICER 1937 TO 1962

    • Thanks, Peter. When I was talking to my family while I was writing, Joe’s Fruit Shop and Milk Bar, they told me that many of the fire brigade officers would often come across the road to their shop. Your Dad very well may have been one of them! I have seen photographs of the old fire brigade headquarters. Such a shame that lovely building is no longer there. It must have been quite an experience for you to live there. Best wishes, Zoe x

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