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Homebase, Chelsea and Brandon Country Park – what can you buy for a pound?

PUBLISHED: 10:48 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 25 May 2018

Homebase has been bought for £1 by a turnaround specialist Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Homebase has been bought for £1 by a turnaround specialist Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The Australian owner of Homebase has sold the retailer for £1 to restructuring specialists Hilco.

BHS was bought for £1 a year before it entered administration Picture: Archant.BHS was bought for £1 a year before it entered administration Picture: Archant.

But what else could you buy for a quid?

BHS British Home Stores was sold by Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group to a consortium led by Dominic Chappel for £1 in 2015. A year later it entered administration and was eventually liquidated.

A football club Several high profile football clubs have been bought for a quid over the years including Chelsea in 1982, Portsmouth in 1997 and Swansea City in 2001.

Brandon Country Park Brandon Country Park was bought for £1 by Forest Heath District Council from Suffolk County Council in a bid to secure the popular spot’s future.

Chelsea was bought for £1 by Ken Bates in the 1980s before being sold to Roman Abramovich in 2003 for £140m Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesChelsea was bought for £1 by Ken Bates in the 1980s before being sold to Roman Abramovich in 2003 for £140m Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Two newspapers The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers were bought by Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev for £1 in 2010.


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