When an institution like Dot moves on, many start to recount their memories and knowledge of the Merri precinct's history and character. Many of us have photos of what the place looked like over a long period; the houses, shops, the people and the stories that go with them. It would be great to get all this down in some form or other before we lose a connection to our colourful past forever.
Howard Bolton, who operates the bookstore opposite Dot's shop, is calling for expressions of interest in having a memorial plaque created and mounted in tribute to her life and connection to our community history. Please drop in to Howard's shop on the corner of Charles and Park Streets to let him know if you're interested - Saturday morning is probably the best time.