The lovely woman behind the bar – in fact the licensee, I believe – says she has been at The Shakespeare for FORTY years. What changes she will have seen! Mind you, I was running (we found it best to run) down Devonshire Street SIXTY years ago, en route to Central from Sydney High. Back then Kate Leigh was still alive.
Mid 2015 – Early work is underway, with minor construction along the route
October 2015 – Major construction begins on George Street
Early 2016 – Major construction begins on Randwick and Kingsford branch lines
Mid 2018 – Light rail construction will be completed and testing begins
2019 – Light rail opens to customers
Devonshire Street will look like this:
And speaking of Surry Hills, look at this oldie: Surry Hills. I love the way the thread has become quite a thing over the years!