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.

Things were busy at the Bijou Theatre, with the Esperance Theatre Guild finishing up rehearsals for their end of year pantomime, A Christmas Carol. The classic tale by Charles Dickens, was adapted by local librarian, Jayne Arnold and directed by a trio of seasoned directors - Jayne Arnold, Julie-Anne Clark and Andrew Dean.

The Eyes On The Street initiative was launched at the Esperance Shire Chambers. The program aimed to make Esperance streets safer with a network of business members keeping an eye on any suspicious behaviour.

A group of Esperance artists known as 'The Allsorts' including Dale Johnson, Karen Collins, Pam Burgess and Kirsten Biven joined together to create an art exhibition for charity.

The future was looking a little brighter for the under-privileged in Esperance, thanks to the work of the Restore Hope Foundation, with the soup kitchen steadily growing in its second year and serving 100 people every week.

The doubles team of high profile tennis players Alicia Molik and Casey Dellacqua drew crowds to the Cliffs Esperance Tennis International. While visiting Esperance, Ms Molik found time to chat with the Esperance Express about the tournament and reuniting with Casey Dellacqua.

A lightning strike in Cape Arid national park sparked a blaze, which burnt for four days, destroying more than 250 hectares of bushland and threatening the habitat of the endangered Western Ground Parrot.

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