Did you know that a dog officially opened the town's Salvation Army shop?
12 October 2006: Patch the Dog helps open new shop
Popular children's character Patch the Dog will be on hand to help open The Salvation Army's newest Charity Shop on Saturday 14 October.
Patch is regularly featured in the national weekly children's comic Kids Alive! published by The Salvation Army. Assisted by his minders from Newbury Salvation Army Church, Patch will be available to meet young people of all ages at the new shop in Northcroft Lane, Newbury, from 10am onwards.
The new venture will raise funds for the ongoing work of The Salvation Army in the local community.
Announcing the special event the local Salvation Army Officer, Captain Jim Cussen, said:
'The new shop is located almost opposite the doctors' surgery and will be an Aladdin's Cave of nearly new clothes, books and bric a brac. People who love to pick up a bargain should pop in and see us. Hot drinks and biscuits will be served in the Salvation Army Hall across the road throughout the day so we look forward to welcoming lots of potential customers.'