PEOPLE AROUND TOWN
How long have you lived in Myrtleford? About 23 years.
What brought you here? My mum lived in Myrtleford so I moved down here to take care of her and I thought I would only do that for a couple of years but I have been here ever since.
What is your job? I am retired, but for something to do I like to make custom made dog kennels. It’s something I like doing and it keeps me out of the pub so to speak.
What got you into that? I like dogs and I have a German Shephard, I built a kennel for him and that’s really what started it. They are custom built to what peo- ple want, they are fully insulated, and they have removable floors and all that sort of stuff. A lot of people have bought them around town and they have been more than happy.
Do you build all shapes and sizes?
Yes, if people want one basically they just tell me what sort of dog they have got and what sort of size they want and I will build a size to suit them. I use recycled timber where I can. I build it to exactly what the people want. People can call me for information on 5752 2603.
What do you love about living in Myrtleford?
The people, I have got a lot of friends here. The general atmosphere of the town is great, it’s just a nice place to be that is quiet and has no trams.
What is an issue that Myrtleford faces?
It’s probably a touchy subject but I think they don’t do enough works to Myrtleford. Too much of the Shire’s money goes to Bright and other areas. Myrtleford has got a lot to offer but it’s just not promoted or developed. I think there is more hair than what people see.
What can be done to better promote the town?
Well one example I can think of is a friend of mine who is currently writing a book about Echuca and the gold rush. That’s the sort of things we need, there are things here that I didn’t even know about. The Chinese and the gold history here is unbelievable.