TRADING POST THE COLLECTOR'S DREAM
Trading Post a treasure trove of past wonders
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.
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.