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Celebrating 50 years in business

News ArticleCelebrating 50 years in business

A family-run business is celebrating an incredible milestone anniversary this year.

2019 marks the 50th birthday of home furnishings store, Barretts of Woodbridge, which was opened by Jack and Ann Barrett in 1969.

Since then, the store, which is a member of Choose Woodbridge, has gone from strength-to-strength and the couple’s daughter, Jill Barrett, has planned a plethora of events to celebrate the occasion.

The store is a landmark of the town in the heart of the Thoroughfare with its distinctive shopfront.

She said: “Hitting 50 is a big milestone for us.  It’s an incredible achievement for any business, let alone an independent shop like us.  To mark the occasion, we want to reward the loyalty of our wonderful customers who have supported us through the past 50 years.”

The department store’s big Birthday Sale started on June 7 and will run through to mid-August.

There will be up to 50% off products across every department, from linen and towels to beds and mattresses, with free underlay on flooring orders and free lining on curtains and blinds orders.

Then on Saturday, July 6, one of Barretts’ famous yard sales will become its 50th Birthday Yard Sale featuring live music, free hotdogs, yard sale bargains and a prize draw.

The first winner of Barretts’ 50th birthday prize draw will also be announced who can choose their prizes from a selection including a 3 seat sofa, beds, designer fabric and flooring.

There will then be weekly Saturday draws until all the prizes have been won. The draw is free to enter and is available in store. Full terms and conditions can be found on the website: www.barretts.co.uk