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Shop in line for vintage victory

Worcester Editorial 30th May, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A CITY trader has bounced back from a soul-searching year to get her shop shortlisted for a national award.

Lynda Case worked at West Mercia Police’s headquarters in Hindlip for ten years before she was made redundant in March 2013 and then focused her attention on the Rock Follies Vintage shop.

The store, in Reindeer Court, has been open since December 2012 but Lynda only took on the role full-time after losing her job with the force.

She has now been shortlisted for the National Vintage Award and is currently in third position in the voting which ends at midnight on Saturday (May 31).

“We were shortlisted for the award and we’re absolutely delighted,” she said.

“We’re up against big shops and little shops and I can’t quite believe it, we’ve just had such a wonderful response it’s been lovely.

“I was made redundant last March but I’ve had such a positive response from the lovely people of Worcester and the surrounding area.

“People come up from London and say this shop is as good as any vintage shop they’ve been in and I absolutely love that, I think gosh that’s fantastic.”

Lynda, who has lived in Warndon Villages for ten years, sells a range of vintage items, including jewellery, handbags, hats, cameras and clothing.

“I’ve always had a big collection of vintage clothing all along the years I’ve never stopped sewing and collecting, so it was just an absolutely ideal opportunity to put all my history expertise and love of vintage into opening the shop.

“It would be fantastic for Worcester if we won it, because anything that’s good for business in Worcester would be absolutely brilliant.”

Anyone can vote for Lynda by visiting www.thenationalvintageawards.co.uk and selecting Rock Follies Vintage as the best regional shop.

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