Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service.
New South Wales country music singer & multiple Golden Guitar winner, Sara Storer is gracing Merricks with a special one night only performance. Storer's music is 'about real people, honest emotions & the land she loves'.
In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well-preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once a central hub of community life.
Walking the secluded and peaceful Red Hill Rail Trail offered me a great opportunity to get away from it all – or get back to it all, depending on how you look at ‘it’ – if only for a few hours.The track, s...