ANTIQUES expert and auctioneer Tim Wonnacott delighted the locals when he opened a new Midhurst shop.
The Strictly Come Dancing celebrity was the star of the show at the opening of Chapter 24 in Knockhundred Row.
Owners Richard Lewis and Wayne Ross had a fantastic response from the community.
Richard said: “For a few hours it was almost impossible to move such were the numbers who turned up. Tim Wonnacott was charming and had time for everybody and Jonathon Pratt from Antiques Road Trip and Dendy Easton from Antiques Road Show also popped in.
“We were also touched by the support from other local businesses.
“All the feedback so far has been really encouraging and we feel as if everybody wants us to succeed.
“The stock in the shop is just a small taster of what we have so if anybody didn’t find what they were looking for, we would urge them to drop in again when hopefully they may find bits they like.
“We have tried to put in a good mix of things and we look forward to finding out what our customers like most.
“We would encourage everyone to drop in for a browse and a chat.”
All the feedback so far has been really encouraging and we feel as if everybody wants us to succeed