The Local General Store

Similar to the local railway stations, the old general stores that lie vacant tell a story of days gone by and buildings deserted as populations or commerce moves on. It’s particularly sad when perhaps this was the last commercial building in the town and often the centre of activity and frequently patronised by locals of all ages.

The following show some of these local premises in my area.

The lovely old Butcher and Draper store at Lue - now standing unused.
The lovely old Butcher,Draper, Grocer store at Lue – now standing unused.
The old Clandulla general store. There are now no shops for the locals.
The old Clandulla general store. There are now no shops for the locals.
The old corner store in Kandos – now closed for over a decade – and once the favourite venue for children and their lollies.

The old corner store in Kandos – now closed for over a decade – and once the favourite venue for children and their lollies. It’s just around the corner from me and I think it would have been my favourite too. I love the verandah canopy that runs across the footpath.

And an even older general store in Kandos now on the market