I can't go much further back than the early 90s myself when I used to take my grandchildren to the town, I was never in the place before that. I remember we used to pass through Woolworths and out the back door which was in the Newgate Centre and down to Wimpy and that was about it. I couldn't tell you what else was in there apart from the model shop next to Woolies and a newsagent. It didn't impress me ever.My earliest memories of the City don't go back to far mid 90s at best, but as far as I can remember the Newgate Centre has never been much of a success. For those of you who have earlier memories of the place was it ever a success?
Was it ever full of people? Big name shops? Personally, In all the years I've known it I've never known it to have passed more then half a dozen people while working though it.