Bayfords abandon Haverhill music shop after £148 million win

Suffolk Music Centre
Suffolk Music Centre

The music shop run by Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford will close at the end of the month.

The music shop run by Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford will close at the end of the month.

Mr Bayford, 41, and wife Gillian, 40, won £148 million on the Euromillions in August, and though she said she would be giving up work he returned to work at Suffolk Music Centre in Queen Street a week after the win.

In the aftermath of their mammoth win, Mr Bayford announced that he planned to continue running the store with business partner Richard Hudspith.

Now, however, those plans have changed and the shop will shut its doors on December 31.

Signs saying ‘stock clearance’, ‘huge savings’ and ‘everything must go’ were displayed in the window last Friday (30).

Adrian and Gillian also announced their intention to find a dream home after the win, but said they would be staying in Haverhill.

They subsequently splashed out on a local mansion.The national papers repeatedly printed much conjecture about their lives following the big win, reporting on how they opted take an easyJet flight to see Gillian’s mother at a caravan park in Carnoustie, Scotland, rather than splashing out on a luxury holiday.

There were also reports that they spent ‘just’ £17,000 on a four by four Ford Kuga instead of splashing out on a supercar.

The Bayfords celebrated their big win with their children Cameron, four, and Aimee, six, by ­ordering a ­pizza from Domino’s.

They were also inundated with charity requests and pleas for cash after becoming Britain’s second biggest lottery winners with a fortune equal to Cambridge chef Jamie Oliver’s.

Many people on forums even criticised Adrian for continuing to work and the couple for not immediately immersing themselves in a lifestyle of luxury.

Adrian started as a market trader selling CDs 17 years ago before setting up the shop selling second hand records in Queen Street.

For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, December 6) Echo.