Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gobbler

Hey remember the Garbage Gobblers from the 60s.  They were put on all the highways in BC.  It was kinda the 60s version of putting nice murals on the hydro boxes around the area now. 
It was fun to spot as kids as we travelled from Victoria to Nanaimo for visits.    They were made of concrete and Im sure were a bit hit with everyone .  Too bad they took them away.  I mean its hard just to find a garbage can now.  I guess less garbage cans means less money to pay for people to empty them.   Sad time we live in.

Anyway these pictures are in Veterans Park in Langford.  According to the plaque this is the very site that the Garbage Gobblers were made.  I thought that was cool to have one there.

Ok anyone seen any other of these around in their travels?  Im sure there has to be a couple still somewhere.

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