Friday, September 8, 2017

Turning Morpeth's history into a future

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Trevor Richards clearly remembers the moment – and the feeling of relief – when he realised his investment in the past just might have a future.
Richards is the owner of Campbell’s Store, the antique and craft centre in Morpeth’s Swan Street. It is perhaps the biggest drawcard in the tourist town, attracting up to 5000 people through its doors each week.
These days, particularly on weekends, visitors wander through history in Morpeth, soaking up the nostalgia in the museum, shopping in the stores in restored terraces, and sipping coffee or eating gourmet meals in the restaurants and cafes. That is, once they’ve managed to find a car park. There are always vehicles in Swan Street now.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 3 Sep 2017.