Cursing the cars

Perth community history 1940s

We treasured our time with Val so much that we just have to share this additional story!  While we were chatting, she described how she, and others in her neighbourhood cheekily caught outdoor movies without paying for them, while she was growing up in the 1940s. 

"Where we lived, we used to walk 2 or 3 houses down, and take some cushions, and we'd all sit across the road like that and watch the outdoor theatre.  And, course, if the wind was coming the right way we'd get all the talking and everything.  But the only problem was that when a car came along we all had to get up and move our pillows and walk off to the side of the road.  We used to curse the cars coming from Inglewood across to Maylands!  You know, the whole street used to do that!   So that was lots of fun, we used to have good fun there."