ALF Wilkins was in his daughter’s attic early last week when he happened across a faded, yellowed newspaper.
A keen reader of Echo News, Mr Wilkins was aware the old Echo News office was destroyed by a fire in 1992, taking with it most of our archived editions, starting from our very first paper in 1985.
He came to our offices on Keane Street and handed over an August 5, 1990 edition of the Echo.
Inside are stories on Former Swan View Senior High School principal Doug Love, musicians Jessica Ipkendanz and Nicholas Mueller and advertisements for Victoria Bitter at $22.99 a carton.
Gerry Wild was kind enough to bring in a complete 1987 edition, with he and his wife Shirley on the front cover
If, like Alf or Gerry you happen across any old editions of the Echo, please bring them in – we’d love to restore our archives as much as possible.