Ross White in his Williamson Street shop.

ROSS White’s long service as Bendigo’s cobbler will end on June 23 at 1pm when he closes the door of his Williamson Street shop for the last time and with a lot of sadness.

Mr White’s career started in the same shop 35 years ago when he began his apprenticeship in repairing shoes. Over the same period the shop has been a source of handbags, luggage, gloves and accessories, all one of a kind so wearers are not seen to be following the crowd.

Mr White served as president of the Bendigo Traders Association during his tenancy, and is known never to be short of an opinion. His full story will appear in next week’s Bendigo Weekly.