Landmark customer


A LUCKY couple from Ambergate were presented with a picnic hamper and a bottle of bubbly after becoming a farm shop’s 250,000th customer.

David and Ann Wayne became the quarter of a millionth customer to go through the tills at Croots, which is on Wirksworth Road, Duffield.

They were very pleased when they discovered the significance of their visit.

“I was bemused at first, then pleasantly surprised,” said David.

The couple have a number of favourite items at Croots, and especially like the cheese scones.

David said: “We like pretty much everything there from joints of meat to sausages and bacon.”

Steve Croot, who opened the shop in June 2008, presented the Waynes with their gifts. He said: “It’s been great to have such a loyal band of customers. I’d like to thank them all for their support over the last three and a half years.”