Wilston, 3.30pm Wednesday
20 cent Horse, Alderley
The butcher left two years ago, the post-office and the grocer relocated last year and the few remaining businesses at Alderley Village are in limbo, waiting for a proposed new development to go ahead.
The artist’s impression looks pretty flash but the apartments are overpriced for a downbeat part of town jammed between main roads and overlooking a train line. There are rumours the project’s gone bust although no one knows for sure.
The 20 cent horse has been outside the Alderley pharmacy for at least 47 years. People who rode it as kids hoist their own children up on the shiny saddle now. She’s had quite a few offers to buy the horse but the pharmacy owner says if she too has to shut up shop, she’ll take the horse with her.