Yesterday started well for Uckfield’s new cheesemonger. An hour-and-a-half into their day Martin Sergison and Sharon Douglas were very happy with the level of business … but then there was a power cut.
It was difficult to carry on working but the couple kept their doors open so potential customers could call in and have a look around. The power came on again at 4.10pm so they will be ready for business again today.
Martin said: “We’ve decided to call it a preview day.” Sharon remained calm: “These things are sent to try us.”
On Friday the couple were stocking the shelves ready for a party on Saturday night for suppliers, tradespeople and other special guests, including Uckfield Mayor Cllr Louise Eastwood.
This morning they were officially open and there were samples of cheese and biscuits to try. By the time the power went off good reports were spreading quickly about the shop.
You can get an idea of what the shop looks like in Uckfield News pictures here which were taken shortly before the lights went out.
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