Ballarat's Messer and Opie is an institution in its own right, but Bernie Franklin has worked at the store for 50 years

Caleb Cluff
By Caleb Cluff
September 15 2019 - 9:00am

When Bernie Franklin joined Messer and Opie, the moon landing was fresh in people's minds and trams still ran in Bridge Street. Richmond was heading to a premiership (over Carlton) and Shane Warne had just entered the world.

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Caleb Cluff

Caleb Cluff

Senior Journalist, The Courier