Greythorn’s history comes alive through StoryTowns podcasts

There’s a new story in town and Greythorn Central can’t wait to tell you all about it. In fact it’s the first StoryTowns podcast produced for Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

The Greythorn Traders Association engaged StoryTowns to tell the story of the Faces of Greythorn statues that were installed along the shopping strip in 2022.

The six statues, Ferdi, Don, Albert and Maddie, Maria, Lily and Evie are six larger than life statues that tell the story of Greythorn through the people who lived and worked in the area from the late 1900s to the mid 1960s when the current bustling shopping centre was built. You can read more here: https://www.greythorncentral.com.au/history-of-greythorn/

By downloading the app at: Storytowns.com.au you can listen to six, five-minute podcasts that chronicle the story of each of The Faces of Greythorn statues located at various points of the Greythorn Central shopping strip. Listeners are transported back in time to when the shopping strip was citrus, cherry and apple orchards and through the stories of each statue travel to the 1950s and 60s when the shopping centre was developed and became a model of modern architecture with legendary architect Robin Boyd designing some of the buildings. Each podcast finishes with details of some of the longest serving shops at Greythorn. There are numerous Greythorn businesses which have been operating for 20-40 years

Not only are the Faces of Greythorn statues a podcast for visitors to enjoy at any time or visit on location and play the podcast as they meander along the shopping strip to visit the six statues, but Walks Victoria named the Faces of Greythorn statues one of their star walks recently. Discover the walk path here: https://walkingmaps.com.au/walk/5682