Unwrap a treat in historic Old Town

New Business on High Street Old Town Bridlington'Called Sweet Treats'Run by Debbie Atkinson'NBFP PA1602-10b
New Business on High Street Old Town Bridlington'Called Sweet Treats'Run by Debbie Atkinson'NBFP PA1602-10b

The owner of a newly opened sweet shop believes she has unwrapped the recipe to success after unveiling her new store in historic Old Town.

Debbie Atkinson said although Sweet Treats on High Street has been open little over a week, it has already enjoyed a surge of interest from sweet-toothed residents.

“We’ve had some really positive feedback and there’s a lot of people talking about it,” she said, “I have worked in shops before but I wanted to start one up myself.

“I had been thinking about it for a while, and I just thought it was the right time for me to do it.”

She added: “Hopefully we will be here for quite a while - the longer the better!”

And in the run-up to the release of the Dad’s Army film next month, Debbie believes the film, which was largely shot in Bridlington, will spark a new wave of interest from tourists and visitors.

The parade scene from Dad’s Army was filmed on High Street – past Debbie’s new shop.

Debbie said an influx of tourists coming to see the set of the new film will help businesses in the town and put Bridlington on the map.

“I think it will be really good for the town when it comes out,” she said.

Sweet Treats not only offers a range of traditional and modern styles of sweets and confectionery, but also bespoke presents and gifts for birthdays and other celebrations.

Dad’s Army will hit cinemas on Februray 5 while a London premiere is planned for January 26.