Old tenants see new Times

Wayne Sachs with old ambulance building pictorial history that he donated to The Gympie Times this week.
Wayne Sachs with old ambulance building pictorial history that he donated to The Gympie Times this week. Tanya Easterby

SINCE moving into the new office in Nash St The Gympie Times has been inundated with visitors wanting to have a look at the new premises.

 

Some of the most interested have been ambulance officers who used to work in the building.

Officer in charge of the Gympie ambulance station Wayne Sachs said he loved working in the Nash St building and bought a framed photo of the building for The Gympie Times to hang in the new office.

The frame includes two pictures. One shows a fleet of Valiant ambulances at the front of the building in 1967 and the other of more modern ambulances taken in 2001.

Mr Sachs said the building ing was a great place to work in and he was sad the ambulance service outgrew the premises.

He told a few stories of brakes giving way in cars going down the steep driveway to the underneath carpark and the possibility of a ghost being in the buliding.

He even used to sleep in the new editor's office.

Former ambulance superintendant Ron Lawrence and his wife Julia also had a look around the office yesterday.

Mr Lawrence was very impressed with the office and pleased to see the old building had been put to such good use and returned to such good condition by the owner Shane Kunst.

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