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Downton Abbey creator appears at launch of new Dorchester showroom
A VISIT from a lord and lady helped to ensure a bumper turn out at the launch of a new Dorchester showroom.
Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes of West Stafford and his wife Lady Fellowes dropped into the new Bathroom Inspirations showroom at the Grove Trading Estate after being impressed by work the company had carried out at their home.
Crowds packed into the new showroom to meet the couple and check out the units on display.
There was also a charity element to the day with a prize draw in aid of the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
Lady Fellowes, who officially opened the showroom by popping a giant bubble, praised the standard of work done at their home by the team from Bathroom Inspirations and said she and her husband were pleased to be opening the new showroom.
She added: “We are most thrilled we have been able to get all the stuff we need from Dorchester and do everything locally.”
Lord Fellowes said he was glad to be able to repay the company for the excellent work they did at their West Stafford homes and hoped to see the business prosper in its new home.
He said: “They were marvellous for us and so it’s really nice to see a business prospering and expanding, particularly in times like this.”
Lord Fellowes added that he was also pleased to support Weldmar on the day.
He said: “Weldmar is always part of our lives, I think it’s a wonderful organisation and it makes a tremendous contribution to the community.”
Bridport twins Paul and Patrick Ackerman, who have worked in the industry for 30 years, established Bathroom Inspirations in the county town in 2004.
Paul said he was thrilled with how the opening event had gone and thanked Lord and Lady Fellowes for making the effort to attend.
He said: “We are delighted with the turnout, there’s been an awful lot of hard work before today but it seems like it’s all paid off.
“We have been heavily involved with Lord and Lady Fellowes’ project from start to finish, they have been great and it’s been fabulous for us.
“They have been very kind to come along and open the showroom.”
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