Where the crowds were

Remember back in the day when ‘crowd’ was not a dirty word, and people didn’t turn tail and run when you held your hand out in greeting.
Gazette photographer STEWART CHAMBERS remembers … and revisited the sites of where the crowds were, not that long ago…

Use the slider to see before and after photos.

At the footy
Pre-Covid times at Officer Rec Reserve, for the 2016 netball grand final.

At local festivals
Pre-Covid times in Garfield Main street, at the Garfield Christmas carnival.

At the library
Pre-Covid school holiday program at the Pakenham library, where it was story time.

At the races
Pre-Covid – a full members balcony.

And a full lawn area.

And at attention
Pre-Covid – the dawn service at Kooweerup.