We now switch to full-colour images. Above is a late 1960s view of the southern end of the Upper Mall at CHADSTONE. This was back in the days when the Coles chain was still operating variety-type stores.
Photo from Historic Melbourne Pics / Ebay Postcard Collection


In this vintage view of the northern end of the Upper Mall, we see the fibreglass panel roof that had been installed, in 1967, as a partial protection from inclement weather. The mallway would be fully-enclosed and climate-controlled in the 1980s.
Photo from http://www.victorianplaces.com.au / NuColor Vue / John Young Collection