Main Street Historic Walk – Site 51

This was vacant land until 1967/68 when three shops were built by R.Rodgers as a cake and pastry shop. Then Elaine and Reg Robinson in 1969 ran Renae's Shoe Shop. In 1976 further extensions were added where a coffee and cake shop was operated by Gerry and Irma Casteelen and Joyce Bennett ran a vegetable and health food shop. In 1978 Joyce Bennett sold her shop to Bill and Jenny Turnock.

Later a butcher shop was opened operated by Kim Fish and later by Pat and Verns butchers. It's now owned by Mick Bright who operates Margaret River Gourmet Meats Butchers. The other two shops are Annapurna Whole foods and Down South Essentials.



References

Reference map of Margaret River with site numbers

Margaret River Town 1894-1984 by Mavis Wise

Margaret River Stories by Guy Jennings, ISBN 9780646575346

A History of the Catholic Community of Margaret River District by Merilyn Hutton

Margaret River & District Historical Society photo collection

John Alferink from my recollections of the town after being in the area for over 68 years, John Alferink 2021