Shoppers queue for hours for new Aldi store

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. The first 100 customers received golden tickets to win exclusive prizes. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.
Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. The first 100 customers received golden tickets to win exclusive prizes. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.
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KEEN shoppers queued for hours in the rain to be among the first in to the new Aldi store in Buckshaw Village.

The first 100 shoppers in the queue were rewarded with ‘golden tickets’ which each contained a prize.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Store manager Shaun Durkin hands out golden tickets to the first 100 customers. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Store manager Shaun Durkin hands out golden tickets to the first 100 customers. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.

Prizes included an HD TV, £100 and £50 hampers and bags of Aldi shopping.

The store was offocially opened yesterday by Team GB Taekwondo star Bianca Walkden, who cut the ribbon along with 11-year-old Alex Harrison, who was representing Buckshaw Village scouts.

The local scout group will be receiving £200 from Aldi as part of the store’s community partnership.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Queues form outside the store before the opening. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Queues form outside the store before the opening. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Mark Rushton from Leyland was the winner of a 40 inch television. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.

Official opening of the new Aldi superstore in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. Mark Rushton from Leyland was the winner of a 40 inch television. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday May 26, 2016.