Local trader celebrates 40 years

Robin Taylor, daughter Julie and her husband Shane Tunn are proud to see Taylors Home Centre celebrate 40 years in business in 2021.
Robin Taylor, daughter Julie and her husband Shane Tunn are proud to see Taylors Home Centre celebrate 40 years in business in 2021.

Long running local family business Taylors Home Centre in Castlemaine’s Mostyn Street is celebrating 40 years serving the local community.
The successful local business was formerly known as Castlemaine Art Furnishings and was purchased by Robin and Nancy Taylor in 1981.
Four decades later the business is now owned and operated by the couple’s daughter Julie and her husband Shane Tunn.
Robin said Castlemaine Art Furnishing Co was a long running local business which was formerly located at the bottom end of Templeton Street.
“It was founded by Harry Barton and operated there from the 1930s until 1954 when it relocated to Mostyn Street. It was purchased by Ian and Barb Bell in 1977.
“We had been operating a café next door – the Eloura Café – for around three years when the business came on the market again. We finished up at the café in the January and purchased Castlemaine Art Furnishing Co from Ian and Barb Bell on April 1, 1981,” he said. See today’s Mail for more …