Throwback Thursday- A decade ago in the Esperance Express

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It's our favourite time of the week, a chance to reflect on the changes in Esperance, the faces and the fun that was being had 10 years ago this week.

Making headlines in October 2009, warm weather and clear skies graced the Esperance Showgrounds as thousands of people passed through its gates to stroll around the 58th Annual Esperance and Districts Agricultural Society Show.

Residents had the chance to view some never-before-seen footage of Esperance's development when The Skrolys Films of Esperance 1962-1979 premiered at the Bijou Theatre. The film featured footage of Esperance's past - including the opening of the Esperance Port, and even a visit by the Queen.

McDonald's began recruiting locals to work as crew and managers in the new restaurant being built on the corner of Dempster and William streets.

Carers Week was held in Esperance with about 60 carers enjoying a leisurely sundowner cruise.

Fourteen year old Fraser O'Brien set a club record for catching a trumpeter at Dunns Beach that weighed in at 0.625kg, almost double the weight of the previous record of 0.375kg set by Steven Russell in 2007.

The Esperance Volleyball Association enjoyed their new, permanent beach volleyball court established at the Bowling Club.

Take a look at our gallery and see if you can spot any familiar faces.