Yarrawonga Chronicle

Crothers’ 85th anniversar­y

- BY ROBERT MUIR

It was 1936 when the Crothers family took over the business in the Hunt Street located building which still produces high standard cordials and distribute­s their products mainly throughout Yarrawonga and Mulwala these days but including Bundalong.

The effervesce­nt Joe, who is the sole manager of the business, isn’t moving anywhere because “it’d cost too much to shift I suppose!”.

“I’m holding my own, against competitio­n,” he commented about his business. “It’s more of a bit of a hobby now in the business I’ve been involved in some way since I was kneehigh to a Bulldog.”

Joe expresses his appreciati­on to the purchasers of cordials over the eight-plus decades. “I thank all my loyal customers – they’ve

Yarrawonga’s oldest business on the same premises, Crothers Cordial, will mark its 85th anniversar­y on Friday, October 1.

 ??  ?? Joe, Jim and Bill Crothers at the bottling machine for syrup, filling and crowns.
Joe, Jim and Bill Crothers at the bottling machine for syrup, filling and crowns.
 ??  ?? Joe Crothers at Crothers Cordials in Yarrawonga.
Joe Crothers at Crothers Cordials in Yarrawonga.

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