Strolling along High St in Preston Central, looking round at the hairdressers and cafes, the Chinese and Vietnamese eateries, the bakeries, the $2.00 shops, you might wonder what this part of Melbourne was like for the people who first came here. How did they live? And how did Preston get its name?
There are a couple of things you might not know about Preston Town Hall – one of them being its history as the number one venue of rock and roll in Melbourne. Yes, that’s right – if you were heading out to see a band in the early 60s, the Preston Town Hall was your destination.