Store celebrates 25 years in Bridlington

Staff at Bridlington's B&Q store today.
Staff at Bridlington's B&Q store today.

A NATIONAL retail chain has celebrated the 25th anniversary of setting up shop in Bridlington.

This week a celebratory charity event was held to mark the milestone at B&Q, on Bessingby Road which first opened its doors to the public back on July 24, 1987.

Four of the original members of staff still work at the store and wre able to join in with the celebrations - these were trading manager Steve Robinson, checkout operator Hazel Riley, Decor Advsior Donna Hutson, and seasonal advisor Debbie Tindall.

The anniversary event, held on Wednesday, July 25, included a charity raffle for customers organised by Jo Thompson, who has been a member of staff at B&Q for 24 years.

Generous businesses donated around 40 prizes and the raffle raised more than £90 for Children in Need.

All staff working that day had a non-uniform day, albeit still wearing their trademark orange pinnies, in return for donating money to their chosen charity, The Meningitis Trust.

The store’s checkout supervisor, Debbie Jackson, sported an original red unfirom which was worn on the opening day in 1987.

Staff members past and present have been invited to attend a celebratory party at the Telegraph, on Quay Road from 8pm on Saturday August 4.