Lemon Tree Antiques Opens

A COUPLE who have accumulated 75 years of selling antiques between them have opened their first business together in a former primary school just outside Wedmore.

A COUPLE who have accumulated 75 years of selling antiques between them have opened their first business together in a former primary school just outside Wedmore.

More than 400 people, including Wells MP David Heathcoat-Amory who cut the ribbon, attended the launch of Lemon Tree Antiques, in Blackford.

Proprietors Les and Maureen Watts could not be happier with the response the new venture has received.

Maureen, aged 63, said: "The opening was superb and to have that many people was totally unexpected.


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"So far we have been very busy which is really reassuring.

"We are open Thursdays to Sundays and weekends have been packed solid."

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The building has seven rooms, including an impressive 70ft-long former assembly hall, filled with wooden furniture, pictures and ornaments.

Les, 65, has had an antiques business in Wedmore for 30 years and Maureen, who was married to a London dealer and lived in San Francisco with him for five years, also had a shop in Hawaii for ten years.

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