Chris' Corner: Victoria Street Alliston circa 1989

Victoria Street Alliston circa 1989

Randy Greenman, owner/operator of Wray's Guardian Pharmacy (33 Victoria Street West) shared this video (converted from 8mm) of a drive down Victoria Street in Alliston circa 1989.  This predates my first visit to the town, in the early to mid-nineties to play in a Dart Tournament held at the Legion during Alliston's Annual Potato Festival.  I love these little blasts from the past, hope you do, too.

 

 

Many of the businesses have changed over the years, but there is a striking resemblance to present day Alliston.  I will try and re-create and share my version of Randy's stroll, circa 2013, in the next little while.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Smith • January 03 2013 09:23AM

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Hi Chris,

I like to see "what was". It's always cool to see the changes if you are not there to see them for yourself.

Have a great weekend in South Simcoe.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 7 years ago

Howdy and evening Chris

Chris my friend, Mr. Greenman sure did an outstanding job of converting the 8mm movie to a video  for folks to enjoy. I sure did enjoy it! 

Have a good one 

Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 7 years ago
Chris, just a little amazing how much thing change in such a relatively short period of time.
Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 7 years ago

Wow, I'm starting to feel a little old now. That video gives the 1980's a historical feel. Ah yes, I remember the days of Duran Duran.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the video. Have a most productive week!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 7 years ago

Howdy and morning Chris

Chris my friend, I was stoping by to visit your new blog posts! Not know what has happen but the mighty fine video no longer comes up on your post.

I know that AR has been doing things to the site, so more than likely its something that they have done has made this to happen.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 7 years ago

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