Only 12,000 odd when we moved here in 84. Going on 36,000 now.
With it has come things like , parking is a nightmare in holiday period, I once new most people walking down the street, now I only occasionally see somebody I know, violent crime up, burglary,up, home invasions up, pub brawls up, yes as Zorba said “the whole catastrophe” and we call it progress. I out Chapman Hill way on the Whicher Ranges which makes it a little nicer and try not to go to town too often. Am honorary Membership Officer for the local RSL so that gets me to town once a week… its a struggle to get me to town otherwise.LOL