THE owner of a second hand furniture shop has turned her hand to supplying essential items to support the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lesley Hunt was forced to close Old Wilf's Workshop in Cheddon Road, Taunton, due to the emergency Government regulations bought in to combat the disease.

She spent two days shifting furniture around and transformed her business into a pop-up grocer's.

She claims to offer every-day products such as flour, coffee, bread and pet food at low prices - and without making a profit.

Lesley's son, Benjamin Dunford, said: "Mum started up the shop back in 2017.

"She restores old wooden and metallic items, as well as other wares.

"During this time of the COVID-19 issue, the shop hasn't been used to its full potential.

"So mum decided she'd like to help her loyal customers and community in her own way."

He added that his mother has obtained the necessary permission from the council and opened for business on Saturday.

Benjamin said: "She is of course following social distancing rules, so there will be a one in, one out system, alongside all hygiene rules to help stop the spread of the coronavirus."

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