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4th August 2017

Our giant t-rex has arrived!

Our giant t-rex has arrived!

Our Garden Centre has welcomed a new addition, courtesy of Schleich! See our giant T-Rex and have a roaring time with the family at Downtown Grantham this summer.

Join in our Dinosaur hunt in store; find the hidden dinosaurs for your chance to win a Schleich dinosaur set. Also, take a T-Rex selfie and post it on our Facebook page @OldridsDowntownOfficial using #TRexSelfie for your chance to win a Schleich dinosaur set. Both end 3rd September 2017.

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4th August 2017

Your Clarins Beauty Gift Available at Oldrids Boston and Downtown Grantham

Your Clarins Beauty Gift Available at Oldrids Boston and Downtown Grantham

Clarins' Beauty Gift is available on our counters in Oldrids, Boston and Downtown, Grantham from Thursday 3rd - Saturday 19th August 2017. Choose your favourite collection and a gorgeous beauty purse, yours to take home when you buy two or more recommended Clarins products, one to be skin care. One collection per customer while stocks last, subject to availability. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Clarins offer. 

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20th July 2017

Shakespeare In The Park | A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare In The Park | A Midsummer Night's Dream

Enjoy a picnic in the picturesque surroundings of Wyndham Park, Grantham, as well as an evening of unique and wonderful open air theatre. Wednesday 19th July to Saturday 22nd July, 7pm - 9.45pm, additional matinee Saturday 22nd July 2.30pm to 5.15pm.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.guildhallartscentre.com or call 01476 406158

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14th July 2017

Oldrids & Downtown were delighted to present £3,032 to MNDA – last year’s charity of the year fo

Oldrids & Downtown were delighted to present £3,032 to MNDA – last year’s charity of the year fo

MNDA are a charity helping to improve the lives of those with Motor Neurone Disease. With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

The money was raised by both staff and customers alike, through a variety of fundraising events including raffles, cake bakes, fancy dress days and other charitable donations.

 “I’m proud, on behalf of Oldrids & Downtown, to be able to support such an important charity, particularly because it is close to the heart of one of our team members. Joanne Brazier; who works on our Menswear and Sports department within Oldrids, nominated MNDA as our charity of the year in 2016 because her husband Nigel has suffered with Motor Neuron Disease for nearly five years. Joanne wanted to ensure that we helped in some way by raising awareness of the disease. The energy and enthusiasm of all of the team contributed to a very successful fundraising campaign for MND and we’re delighted to have been able to donate this amount of money to such a worthy cause.” Madeleine Roux-Thomspon (store manager – Oldrids Department Store, Boston)

 This year’s Charity of the Year is The Macular Society, and the store hopes to be able to donate a similar amount through fundraising and special events.

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26th June 2017

Our winner of £100 worth of Lego

Our winner of £100 worth of Lego

We held a fantastic competition at Oldrids Scunthorpe during May and June to celebrate their newly designed Toy Department. The prize was £100 worth of Lego prizes and our lucky winner was Graham Lawrence, pictured above with his prize.

Well done to Graham and a big thank you to all who entered. 

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7th June 2017

Free Fantasie Bra Fitting Event at Oldrids Scunthorpe

Free Fantasie Bra Fitting Event at Oldrids Scunthorpe
Join us for a bra fitting event on Wednesday 21st June, hosted by our expert bra fitter from Fantasie Lingerie.
 
Tracey will be sharing her expert knowledge, as well as offering free fitting advice.
 
You will also be entered into a prize draw to win a gorgeous lingerie set by Fantasie, when you have a free fitting and make a purchase on the day.
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19th May 2017

Celebrating Long Service at Oldrids & Downtown

Celebrating Long Service at Oldrids & Downtown

April saw the celebration of some of the company’s long serving members of staff. A group of colleagues celebrating significant anniversaries with the business gathered together to receive a big thank you from us for all of their hard work and loyalty over the years.

The most recent group of employees to celebrate their long service milestones included people commemorating 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years service, representing a total of 260 years employment!

Throughout all of the changes over this time, we have remained keen to be a business that people enjoy working for and one that provides employees with a rewarding work-life that gives them the opportunities to develop and this seems to be reflected in the number of people who choose to stay with the business.

Our Managing Director, Richard Broadhead said, "At Oldrids & Downtown, we have tremendously loyal, dedicated and experienced staff, whom many companies around the world would dream of having in their team. It's thoroughly deserved and entirely appropriate that we celebrate long service in a special way. On behalf of the business, I congratulate all those receiving their awards".

Richard joined the recipients at the ceremony, along with other members of the executive team and the company Chairman. Each staff member received a certificate to commemorate their time with the business, as well as gift vouchers and a well-earned extra week’s holiday. 

Boston Long Service

Photograph: Colleagues from Oldrids and Downtown in Boston gather to celebrate milestone anniversaries with the company. (L-R) Michelle Gomm, 20 years service; Katie King, 10 years service; Elizabeth Edwards, 10 years service; Yvonne Maltby, 20 years service; Richard Broadhead, Managing Director; Mandy Harrison, 10 years service; Andrew Meeds, 30 years service and Sean Smith, 30 years service.

 Grantham Long Service

Photograph: Colleagues from Downtown, Grantham and Oldrids, Scunthorpe gather to celebrate milestone anniversaries with the company. (L-R) Martin Isaac, Chairman; Sandra Dunn, 40 years service; Richard Sadler, 30 years service; Rosie Gale, 20 years service; Richard King, 10 years service and Richard Broadhead, Managing Director.

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18th May 2017

Beauty Summer Party at Downtown Grantham

Beauty Summer Party at Downtown Grantham

Join us on the Cosmetics Department on Saturday 20th May or Sunday 21st May for our Beauty Summer Party, on the First Floor at Downtown Grantham.

There will be gifts, makeovers and a chance to WIN a beauty hamper!

PLUS receive a FREE goodie bag when you spend over £40 on the cosmetics department.

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1st May 2017

Easter egg hunt competition winner!

Congratulations to Bobby Braithwaite and his Dad, the winner from our Easter Egg Hunt Challenge at Downtown Garden Centre Grantham. We were delighted to be able to deliver his prize in person. 

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24th April 2017

JOIN US FOR A LADIES DAY AT OLDRIDS SCUNTHORPE

JOIN US FOR A LADIES DAY AT OLDRIDS SCUNTHORPE

Loooking for some style advice whilst indulging on a cream scone with a cup of tea? Then join us at Oldrids Scunthorpe on Sunday 7th May, 12pm - 3pm, in Café Culture. Tickets are £5* each and are available now from the Customer Accounts Desk on the First Floor.

*All proceeds will go to charity.

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