Winner of competition to mark 120th birthday of Norfolk home furnisher Aldiss is named

The winner of �2,500 worth of furniture from Norfolk home furnisher Aldiss has been chosen.

Robert Bradford, from long Stratton, was the man picked out from over 3,000 applicants of the EDP and Evening News's recent competition in conjunction with Aldiss, to mark the 120th birthday of the company.

William James Aldiss started a drapery shop in Norwich Street, Fakenham in 1892 and since then the company has moved and expanded several times in the town.

In the 1950s the introduction of furniture by William V Aldiss, the founder's eldest son, meant that Aldiss could provide a wider range of household furnishings, soft furnishings and linens.

In 1988 the company saw Tim Aldiss take over as managing director and the company move to its present site in Oxborough Lane, Fakenham.

In 2003, the company also opened a new 50,000sqft superstore in Norwich, in the Hall Road Retail Park.

That was where Mr Bradford was presented with his prize yesterday, with managing director, Paul Clifford, saying: 'The idea was that you could have your dream makeover with the prize, of whatever you want from all the different things we sell.

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'It's lovely that we've been able to offer this prize and I understand there was a fantastic response to the competition so that's great to hear.'

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