Thursday, August 18, 2022

Flashbacks and Fun

Forgotten shopping strip: Remembering Penrith Mall (1985 – 1996)

Did you know that High Street was closed to traffic between Woodriff Street and Station Street for many years?

Remembering Dick Smith Electronics

There was a time when if you needed something that had a power plug or a battery, Dick Smith Electronics was the place to go.

How good was The Black Stump?

Don't forget your shop-a-docket!

Remembering Hayden Twin Cinemas in Penrith

Costing a whopping $2.5 million, Mike Walsh’s Hayden Twin Cinemas opened on the corner of Lawson and Henry Streets in Penrith on Friday, December 18, 1981.

Flashback: Olympics had huge impact on Penrith

We look back at the 2000 Olympics in Penrith.

Spending more time at home? Here’s 10 TV shows to binge watch

With lockdown returning in New South Wales, we're all spending more time at home. We've compiled a list of 10 TV shows you can...

Waltons: An iconic history in Penrith

"You're welcome at Waltons". The slogan that defined a retail powerhouse in Australia through the 1970s.

Gallery: Penrith Pantherettes through the years

We look back at the Pantherettes through the years...

Test your knowledge of restaurant history

It's time for a delicious quiz! Test your knowledge of classic restaurant history, with a little Penrith twist...

27 reasons you should read the Western Weekender

Today marks the Western Weekender's 27th birthday, and we've come a long way since March 1991. We thought we'd have a bit of fun,...

Try your luck at our Penrith quiz!

Time to test your local knowledge...

The Weekender’s Australia Day quiz

It's time to test your knowledge on all things Australia!

Hooters Penrith celebrates the Superbowl

It was party time at Hooters Penrith on Monday, February 8 for the Superbowl, watched by tens of millions of people worldwide. The Denver Broncos...

Glenmore Park’s journey to today

These days, Glenmore Park is one of the local area's busiest suburbs. But the area now dominated by housing once had a very different...

Penrith life in the 1980s

We all know what Penrith is like today, but what was it like in the 1980s? Esso? Pizza Hut? That's so 80s! High Street's many businesses...

Penrith restaurants that are now confined to history

Restaurants come and go, and as the years and decades go by, we tend to forget about some of the great places we ate....