Sue Lawley opens new-look Waitrose at Sidmouth

IF EVER Sue Lawley found herself cast away on a desert island she knows exactly what she would take with her.

IF EVER Sue Lawley found herself cast away on a desert island she knows exactly what she would take with her.

"I should want a branch of Waitrose to be my luxury," she told a crowd of eager shoppers waiting for her to open the newly-extended Sidmouth Waitrose store on Friday.

Sue, a regular shopper there since it opened in 2000, was approached by car park and checkout attendant Joe Burgess, 71, to officially cut the ribbon for the �5.8 million project.

With a home in Budleigh Salterton as well as London, the former TV newscaster and host of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, told those queuing stops at Waitrose each week, often bringing her mother Peggy, 95, with her.


You may also want to watch:


Describing the lighter, brighter and bigger store (now 22,500 square feet) as "the wonder of Waitrose" Sue Lawley said the reason she shopped there was "because the staff are so obliging.

"I come in through Sidford and stop here on a Friday afternoon to do a trolley dash, then I'm back home and set up for the weekend."

Most Read

*Read our full account in Friday's copy of the Sidmouth Herald

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus