Brenda Adams, 75, Spends Entire Christmas Outside Furniture Shop For £10 Chest Of Drawers

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First Posted: 29/12/11 14:44 Updated: 29/12/11 14:53   PA

A pensioner spent her entire Christmas camped outside a furniture shop so she could buy a chest of drawers for just £10 when it opened for the sales.

Bargain hunter Brenda Adams set up a camping chair outside Silcox Son & Wicks in Kingsmead Square, Bath at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve.

The 75 year old waited until 9am yesterday to pick up a chest of drawers reduced from £200 to £10 for her 20-year-old grandson Joshua.

She told the Bath Chronicle newspaper: "By my stage of life you've seen every type of Christmas going: happy ones, sad ones, interesting ones and boring ones. I just wanted to do something different.

"I'm not interested in just sitting around being fed and watered. I like to experience new things."

The widow attached a laminated note to her chair laying claim to the first spot in the queue.

During her three-day wait the retired midwife, from the Newbridge area of the city, slept in her car, parked a few yards away.

She said: "It's been a wonderful experience. There have been a few small incidents but on the whole everyone has been so kind."

The mother of two had her walking stick stolen by a partygoer but said it was all just part of life.

When the doors finally opened yesterday Mrs Adams was joined by a queue of around 50 others. She snapped up the drawers and was out the shop again within 10 minutes.

Adams added: "All the staff inside were lovely. It has been a lovely festive period."

Director of the independent store Steve Wicks told the paper: "Brenda is a fantastic lady and what she did took a lot of courage, stamina and determination. I am delighted she managed to get the bargain she wanted."

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