Nonagenarians Fred and Ida cut the ribbon on new mini supermarket in Soham

08:36 16 July 2014

Mini-Asda shop is launched in Millbrook House, Soham. Left: Alan Chilcott Soham and Staploe Rotary club, Peter Whyborn from Asda, 93 year old Fred Mitchell, 93 year old Ida Gilbey residents of Millbrook House, Wendy Rodriguez community champion for Asda. Picture: Steve Williams.

Mini-Asda shop is launched in Millbrook House, Soham. Left: Alan Chilcott Soham and Staploe Rotary club, Peter Whyborn from Asda, 93 year old Fred Mitchell, 93 year old Ida Gilbey residents of Millbrook House, Wendy Rodriguez community champion for Asda. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Supermarket giant Asda launched a new mini-supermarket in Soham on Tuesday.

Mini-Asda shop is launched in Millbrook House, Soham.Picture: Steve Williams.Mini-Asda shop is launched in Millbrook House, Soham.Picture: Steve Williams.

Residents of Millbrook House, in Lode Close, helped cut the ribbon on their new mini Asda branch – which will open two days a week.

The new smaller outlet will sell all the essentials and residents will also be able to put in requests for items from the main store, located nearby in Clay Street.

Tuesday’s opening was masterminded by Asda’s community team Wendy Rodriguez and Peter Whyborn, who were instrumental in organising the change-over of the former mini Budgens outlet in the home.

A spokesman for Asda said: “Judging by the queue of people on Tuesday morning, we hope that our new store was well received.”

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