ANNA: You’ve lived in Mosman a long time. How much has the suburb changed in recent years?
KEN: We have lived in Mosman since 1979. The main street scape has developed over the years and many of the beautiful buildings have been replaced with modern apartments.
We miss many of the old shops like Spit Records, the old book stores and some of the local restaurants and shops.
Maureen and I used to love treating ourselves to dinner down at Mischa’s and at The Imperial Peking.
Mosman is still a lovely village, but more cosmopolitan than when we first moved here. The milk bars are gone but the cafes have moved in.
ANNA: What are your thoughts on local media?
It’s great to see the Mosman Daily back in print but it is a far cry from what it was in its heyday.
It doesn’t report local news the way it used to and advertising is down.
The internet has taken away most of the real estate revenue, which was the bread and butter for a profitable local paper.
It is important there is still a voice in our community and Mosman Collective is a great example of where people will be getting their content from into the future.