Snap up a piece of history

Danyel Cucinotta and Renay Ahmed with some of the historic photos. (Joe Mastroianni). 221117_01

By Alesha Capone

A popular Werribee South eatery is selling its collection of historic photos to raise funds for a good cause.

Apart from food, the Wyndham Cache café and deli is known for the images decorating its walls, which showcase scenes from Werribee and Werribee South’s past, including its agricultural heritage.

The cafe and deli is located next to LT’s Egg Farm, a third-generation family business run by sisters Renay Ahmed and Danyel Cucinotta.

The siblings said that Wyndham Cache was renovated during the first pandemic lockdown.

This included the installation of sound panels behind walls, to reduce noise levels inside the café, which required the photos’ removal.

Mrs Cucinotta and Ms Ahmed said that afterwards, they decided to sell the photos to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Werribee, of which their father Brian is past president.

All proceeds raised through the photo sales will be donated to the Rotary Club, to go towards local community projects.

“Although the majority of photos have been taken down, the local history is embedded in our walls,” Ms Ahmed said.

“The history remains in our core with our family and our extended family of customers.”

The sisters said that of about 200 images, they have sold about a quarter – including some to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of people depicted in the pictures.

Mrs Cucinotta said that they would keep some of the photos hanging in Wyndham Cache’s foyer, but that potential buyers are welcome to get in contact if they want to purchase any of the pictures.

Contact Brian on for details.