THE name Yencken has been synonymous with hardware in Mansfield for more than 40 years.
However, it was only lean times in the farming scene that saw family patriarch David Yencken get into the hardware business.
David was born right here in Mansfield in 1940.
He attended Mansfield Primary School and then boarded at Geelong Grammar.
“I was one of the first intakes at Timbertop,” he noted.
“When I was at school I wanted to be a farmer, no doubt because Dad was.”