TRAD­ING POST THE COL­LEC­TOR'S DREAM

Trad­ing Post a trea­sure trove of past won­ders

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

SWING­ING sa­loon doors sur­prise the hearti­est of bot­tle col­lec­tors at the back of Childers Trad­ing Post.

The mock bar houses bot­tles from a range of dif­fer­ent beers over the years, all of which have been col­lected by Brenda and Gary Rex.

Childers Trad­ing Post is Mr Rex’s lat­est foray into the busi­ness, af­ter he pre­vi­ously ran a store near the cur­rent Wool­worths site in 1998-2000.

“I didn’t have a book­keeper back then but I’ve been col­lect­ing con­tin­u­ously,” Mr Rex said.

“We thought this was some­thing we could do.”

The Bruce High­way busi­ness, which opened on Easter Week­end, prides it­self on hav­ing “some­thing for ev­ery­one”.

Along with the bot­tles are china sets, DVDs, books, wardrobes, signs, fur­ni­ture – just about any­thing you need. But how did it all end up here?

“I’ve been col­lect­ing for a long time, and af­ter a while stuff starts to find you,” he said.

“Some peo­ple spe­cialise – whether that’s stamps, coins or other stuff – but I never did.”

That open­ness seems to have paid off busi­ness-wise, with a steady stream of vis­i­tors through the doors in the past month.

It looks like that trend will con­tinue next month, with sev­eral car clubs booked to visit the site in May. Visit the Trad­ing Post at the Bruce Hwy near Good­wood Rd or keep an eye on their Face­book page.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

WANTED: Childers Trad­ing Post own­ers Brenda and Gary Rex are al­ways on the look­out for more stuff. Give them a visit if you have un­wanted items.

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