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Pearly King and Queens open vintage charity shop

PUBLISHED: 09:52 04 April 2011

Break open their new Vintage Charity Shop in Banham near the Zoo.; l-r: Lesley Leigh, Lorraine Mills. Pearly Queen Betty Jenness, Pearly King Philip Bowhill, Pearly Queen Eileen Bowhill, Phil Goddard and Kerry Borrett

Break open their new Vintage Charity Shop in Banham near the Zoo.; l-r: Lesley Leigh, Lorraine Mills. Pearly Queen Betty Jenness, Pearly King Philip Bowhill, Pearly Queen Eileen Bowhill, Phil Goddard and Kerry Borrett

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A Pearly King and two Pearly Queens were on hand to open a new vintage charity shop at a south Norfolk village on Thursday.

The store, opposite Banham Zoo, is the 40th charity shop for the Norfolk-based Break, which provides support to vulnerable adults and children across the county.

The opening of the enterprise, which will sell clothes, accessories, and bric-a-brac from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, follows the success of a vintage room at the charity’s store in nearby Attleborough that was opened last 
year.

Officials from Break decided to pool all of their retro donations to its charity shop network to set up the dedicated business at the Appleyard in Banham.

Lorraine Mills, retail area manager, said the shop, which will open four days a week from Thursday to Sunday, will get a lot of passing trade from the zoo and customers were prepared to drive to specialist stores.

“Over the last year we have noticed that people really love vintage and there are a few shops in Norwich, but I think this will be popular because it is supporting a charity.

“We started off in Attleborough to see if it would take off and it was brilliant,” she said.

The vintage stock from the Attleborough Break shop, which will stay open, has been transferred to Banham.


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