Neil's Story

For we former Hampton Park/Dandenong boys, yes, Punt Road was 'the avenue' leading to the MCG, after we got drivers licences and cars (ah yes, in the time before drink driving). It was a 'rite of passage' you could say. We were always intrigued by (but never entered) the brothels at the T-intersection with Brunton Ave.

Also, I once walked up Punt Road from the station to the G for a Scotland vs Australia soccer match – at one of the pubs about halfway up, I poked my nose into the bar, but could find no Aussie fans, only Scottish.