READERS DISCUSS: You know you grew up in Rockhampton when...

WE all have interesting memories of where we grew up.

Some good, some bad, some humourous, some cringe worthy.

The Bulletin asked readers via Facebook on Tuesday: You know you grew up in Rockhampton when....

Over 110 comments were submitted by readers within 20 hours. Here are some of those comments:

1. You call the Fitzroy Bridge the old bridge

Boat sinks in Fitzroy River this morning
Boat sinks in Fitzroy River this morning Frazer Pearce

 

2. You call the Neville Hewitt Bridge the new bridge

jk3/29/1010 Bridge29 Neville Hewitt bridge and Berserkers Janie Kayes 29/10/10
jk3/29/1010 Bridge29 Neville Hewitt bridge and Berserkers Janie Kayes 29/10/10 Janie Kayes jk3/29/1010

 

3. Taffy's softdrink

Times have changed in how our soft drinks taste and are packaged. Many readers recall Taffy's soft drinks which came in glass bottles and had many different flavours.
Times have changed in how our soft drinks taste and are packaged. Many readers recall Taffy's soft drinks which came in glass bottles and had many different flavours. Zach Hogg BUN230314SFT3

 

4. Hot chips, lasagna and chips and other hot food served at the little restaurant at the back of Coles in East St.

 

5. That Kershaw Gardens use to be a rubbish dump...

 

6.The Rockhampton Grammar School was originally the Boys Grammar

Rockhampton Grammar School prep from  a few years ago.
Rockhampton Grammar School prep from a few years ago. Tamara MacKenzie

7. When you couldn't drive down the mall.

The East Street Mall was not always open to motorists.
The East Street Mall was not always open to motorists. Tamara MacKenzie

8. The old boats that would take you to Keppel.

Great Keppel Island has long been a great day trip, weekend trip or family holiday location in the region. Many readers recalled the old boats that use to take people to Keppel.
Great Keppel Island has long been a great day trip, weekend trip or family holiday location in the region. Many readers recalled the old boats that use to take people to Keppel.

 

9. Pies, Pies, Pies.... Rockhampton residents love their pies and discussing old pie shops from around the region including Hutton's Pies and Zonca's Pies.

Meat pie Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily
Meat pie Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily Brett Wortman

10. Many readers remember when you could catch a train to the beach.

Train tracks
Train tracks Max Fleet

If you have any images of these old places, feel free to submit them via Share a Photo (see the top of this story) or email kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au.

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Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Monday, 25 May 2015


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