Sorrento Lodge’s Skipping Girl Vinegar Celebrates Her 94th Birthday

For eight decades the Skipping Girl Vinegar sign has delighted children and adults alike with the neon sign lighting up the streets of Melbourne.

Our very own Irene Barron who recently celebrated her 94th Birthday with family and friends at Sorrento Lodge was the model for the iconic street sign at the tender age of 14. Irene recalls skipping for hours to help the designers work out how the famous neon rope should move.

” I would get the train home every night and see the flashing sign and look up and think  Wow that’s me” Mrs Baron said.