Main Street Historic Walk – Site 61

This buildings was built for W. Lucas in 1926/7 as a shop and residence. The shop was also used as a sly grog shop and later used as a butchers shop. The residence at back was owned by Mrs Bremner from 1935/6 and Percy Rickert from 1947/8.

Later local dentist Norman Bickford lived here in the 1960s then Ken and Daisy Sanday were the last tenants. The shop was removed in 1935/6 to become the first St John's Ambulance building on site where it is present on Turnbridge St opp the Margaret River Community Resource Centre. Now the site has been developed into the Margaret River Forest Accommodation units operated by Murray and Astrid Horak.



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