St Lucia History – Alvey Reels

One of St Lucia’s most successful manufacturing businesses Alvey Reels Australia, opened in c1920 at Macquarie Street, St Lucia with no electricity and used a treadle lathe to create their reels.

Charles Alvey and his wife Edith saw a need for fishing reels that were easy to use, easy to cast and simple to maintain. Today, we speak with Bruce Alvey (Charles’s great-grandson) who shares the journey of Alvey Reels from St Lucia to the world and his fond memories of his childhood growing up in St Lucia.