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Bents set to celebrate 80th anniversary

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BENTS Garden & Home at Glazebury is celebrating 80 years since Alfred and Margaret Bent started to sell roses in the front garden of their terraced house on Warrington Road in the village, this weekend.

The couples passion for plants started a very special journey, one which would become Bents Garden & Home and the Bent family would like to invite as many people as possible to join them for a weekend of special celebrations on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July.

Much of the weekend’s entertainment centres on Bents’ indoor beach with the addition of a temporary lawned area hosting giant garden games, a summer barbecue and celebratory photo booth which will provide the chance to win £80 of Bents vouchers. Visitors are invited to post their photos on social media* with the hashtag #Bents80th over the weekend and a winner will be chosen at random on Monday 10th July.

The weekend promises to be hugely enjoyable for all the family with additional entertainment including face painting, treasure hunt, balloons, burgers and cupcakes with Bents’ in house DJ adding to the atmosphere. A caricaturist will be in residence on Saturday 8th July between 11am – 2pm with a children’s entertainer taking centre stage on Sunday 9th (11am – 2pm).

And never wanting to miss an opportunity to raise money for its charity of the year, Bents will also be holding a special children’s charity raffle with lots of prizes available. All money collected will be added to the annual total for Alzheimer’s Society.

MD Matthew Bent, a third generation member of the family said: “We hope as many people as possible, customers young and old, new visitors and those who have been with us along the way, will join us for what we hope will be a fantastic celebration of our 80th year.”

Burgers and sausages from Honeywells, Bents’ in-house butchers, will be available from the barbecue with glasses of Pimms and G&Ts also adding to the party atmosphere (children’s drinks also available). Complementary 80th celebration cupcakes will be freshly baked with 100 available each day for eager cake lovers.

A number of history panels will be on display throughout the Centre depicting life at Bents through the years, dating back to the original rose growing days.

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