Melanie's Story

My strongest memory of Punt Road from my childhood in the 1970s is Ollie's Trolley, the ice cream shop. We lived out on the eastern freeway and every trip to the city would necessitate traveling from the freeway down Punt Road to Victoria Street or further. The chorus would start in the back of the station wagon, 'Ollie Trolley, Ollie Trolley'. I would always choose the most lurid coloured ice cream, rainbow or bubblegum or similar.