Wilkinsons claims up to 150 people queued to get into its new Truro store as it opened for the first ever time this morning (17/5).

Local shoppers were out in force today Boscawen Street store opened its doors, with queues starting to form at 7.30am as shoppers hoped to keen to get a first look and win some fantastic freebies.

The first 100 customers received one of 100 prizes in a Wilko big ticket giveaway, including £20, £10 and £5 Wilko gift cards, and products including a health grill, large wood and copper lantern and Blend & Go blender.

Shoppers also enjoyed strawberries and cream and complimentary drawings from a speed sketcher as the browsed the new store.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by local town crier, Lionel Knight, Marie Curie charity representative Julie Rickeard, and Wilko retail director Anthony Houghton, while interim store manager Tommie Maddox presented the charity with a cheque for £500.

Mr Maddox said: “We have been overwhelmed by the huge turnout on our first day, it’s a very encouraging start to our residence here on Boscawen Street and we can’t wait to welcome more customers to the new store.”