Bargain-hunters invade new Aldi in upmarket Harrogate

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HUNDREDS of shoppers queued outside a new branch of the discount supermarket Aldi in upmarket Harrogate this morning.

The store opened its doors to shoppers at 8am with some keen shoppers camping overnight to be the first ones in.

Shoppers queuing at the new Aldi in Harrogate

Shoppers queuing at the new Aldi in Harrogate

Eddie Plumpton from Harrogate was first to arrive at the store at 10.30pm last night and said he was "surprised" he was the first in line.

He said: "I thought there would have been more people. It's something I wanted to do but I know the store will be incredibly popular in Harrogate."

More than 100 shoppers joined Eddie in the queue through the night and into the morning with the first 100 shoppers receiving a special golden ticket.

Customers were in with a chance of winning a variety of prizes including a 40" HD Smart TV, a Tablet, a Sat Nav and a Portable DVD Player.

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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