"Oh yeah! I remember that! And do you remember there used to be a . . ."
It is a fair bet that plenty of conversations about the old days start in such manner.
It is also a fair bet there have been many such conversations about the photographs on the Facebook page Lost Perth.
Set up in May by local fencing contractor Warren Duffy, the page is loaded with memories.
Some come in good old black and white. Others in quaint colour, maybe faded just a touch.
The photos can be as simple as a Polly Waffle or a bloke in a towelling hat.
A clunky old car. A little corner store or beautiful streetscape, perhaps sadly long gone in the pursuit of development dollars.
And they come with tales about simpler times, when a Sunday outing might have included a drive to Perth Airport to watch the planes, to a dream of affording an overseas holiday and seeing the swans in the pond.
The page has struck a chord and seen West Australians respond by sending in a steady stream of their personal photos and memories.
Mr Duffy said he spent between 12 and 19 hours a day on the page, scanning slides, posting images, editing text or perhaps visiting people to learn their stories.
"The photos are sparking something in people," he said.
"We don't really miss anything until it's gone.
"I couldn't do it without the people. It's for the people and they are doing it themselves."
The venture has been so popular that yesterday Mr Duffy and local journalist Kristen Watts launched Lost Perth the book.
The book is picture-driven and some images are accompanied by longish blurbs. Others come with basic information.
Watts said the book's images had come from the public, the City of Perth's archives and other public libraries. "This is the best way to teach history," she said.
Lost Perth the book is available at the website lostperth.com.au and select book stores for $30.
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