Take a walk down history

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By Caitlin Rigby

 

Fitzroy Street in St Kilda is calling for the public to reconnect with its iconic charm in a number of historic walks organised for this spring. As the street goes through a facelift this year in an aim to bring it back to its fullest charm, the walks will provide an insight to some historical era’s over the street’s long life.

Mayor Amanda Stevens said the historic walks offer a snapshot of the much loved street.

“These walks are a great way for people to reconnect with the iconic strip while it undergoes resurgence this spring.”

City of Port Phillip will be hosting five historic walks that take you along the iconic Melbourne street with local historians sharing histories from the last 150 years. The walks will be focused on certain historical facts about Fitzroy streets long history.

One enjoyable walk taking place on Halloween is with historian and author Meyer Eldelson, who will lead a walk that unearths some of the notorious misdeeds, murders and mysteries of Fitzroy St. Next month Eldelson will also look at how the street has inspired writers, film-makers and artists and was once Melbourne’s favourite playground.

“Fitzroy St has undergone many transformations over the years and it’s great to see a fresh new look on the street this spring, with a number of Council projects and upgrades aimed at attracting more locals and visitors to the area.”  Cr Stevens said.

All walks finish at a local café for a drink, included in the $10 ticket price. For more information and bookings, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/o/city-of-port-phillip-heritage-programs-7845684022

 

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