Monday, December 31, 2007


It would have been a different story in the past in this little street at this time of the year. David Street, Georgetown, was very famous in Newcastle for its display of Christmas decorations.
At the dawn of time, before Christmas lights were made in bulk in Asia, the folk of David Street made their own outdoor lights and almost every home in this short street was decorated and admired by quite large crowds.
An older resident said all that was 20-30 years ago when, as their children grew older and some residents became less able, the tradition came to an end after 10 - 20 years of displays.
KMart, nearby, is carrying on the show, probably unbeknowns.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Such a lovely, typically suburban scene!

Happy new Year from Sydney!