Thousands of people help Glasswells celebrate milestone year

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Fiona Harrison, 1940s singer ANL-160205-150251009
Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Fiona Harrison, 1940s singer ANL-160205-150251009
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Thousands of people helped home furnishings business Glasswells celebrate its 70th anniversary over the weekend.

They enjoyed a wealth of family fun and a party style atmosphere at the firm’s stores in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Chloe Williams (2) having her face painted by Pauline White ANL-160205-150229009

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Chloe Williams (2) having her face painted by Pauline White ANL-160205-150229009

Each day attracted more than 1,000 customers with the first 70 at each store receiving goody bags and people queuing at the door waiting for the festivities to begin.

Sales director Kevin Robertson said: “It all went very well and we were really pleased with the way the whole weekend went.

“There was a relaxed party atmosphere and all the staff got involved and dressed up. We had some good feedback and people were talking about the years gone by.”

Singer Fiona Harrison provided the soundtrack for the event as she serenaded customers with tunes from the 1940s to 60s. In Bury, she took to the stage at the store’s ‘Furniture Through The Ages’ display.

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Wendy Easton (Sales Adviser) with the competition stand ANL-160205-150131009

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Wendy Easton (Sales Adviser) with the competition stand ANL-160205-150131009

Other highlights included face-painting, balloon modelling, a magician, treasure hunt, demonstrations and a variety of competitions.

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Nicole Nydam (9) and Hannah Boreham (9) with Sophie Cooper (Sales Adviser) designing their own cushions ANL-160205-150118009

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Nicole Nydam (9) and Hannah Boreham (9) with Sophie Cooper (Sales Adviser) designing their own cushions ANL-160205-150118009

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Tina Janes (Catering Manager), Brian Bugg (Furniture Manager), Paul Glasswell, Kevin Robertson (Sales Director) and Ian Robertson (Carpet Buyer Manager) ANL-160205-150054009

Glasswells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Tina Janes (Catering Manager), Brian Bugg (Furniture Manager), Paul Glasswell, Kevin Robertson (Sales Director) and Ian Robertson (Carpet Buyer Manager) ANL-160205-150054009

Glass wells Big Birthday Weekend

Pictured: Tina Janes (Catering Manager) ANL-160205-150020009

Glass wells Big Birthday Weekend Pictured: Tina Janes (Catering Manager) ANL-160205-150020009