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Alf Wilkins hands in a partial copy of the August 5, 1990 edition of Echo News to Echo receptionist Tracey Fox

Old editions of Echo recall bygone era

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.

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story in 2013 and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. On the weekend you can usually find him at Bells Rapids, taking a very reluctant dog for a walk on the Goat trail.

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