Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Slice of History

Okains Bay Store. March 2008. Ajr
I see in The Press this week that the very cute and historic Okains Bay Store on Banks Peninsula has been gifted to the Okains Bay Museum. Built in 1873, it also served as a post office from 1892 to1988; and more recently, in 2006, it shot to fame when a police raid busted a P-lab that tenants of the upstairs flat had begun operating. It’s the only store operating in the tiny village of Okains Bay and locals will be thrilled to know that it will continue to operate as one of those quintessential old time country town general stores – the sorts of places where you can buy anything from gumboots and milk to icecreams and hose fittings.

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