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Sunday, 3 October 2010

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The Bed Department at Tesbury's York

Supermarket giant Tesbury's recently run competition was won by the only person who entered.

The competition was a simple question and answer competition, where the question was "Name the first man on the moon."

Marjorie Simpson of Inglenook, Yorkshire, answered Yuri Gargarin, but as the only person to enter the competition, Tesbury's managing director decided that she was close enough, and awarded Mrs Simpson and her family first prize.

"To be honest," said Terry Bury, managing director of Tesbury's, "if she'd answered Davina McCall or Spanish tapas we'd have given her the prize."

Henry Simpson, Marjorie's husband of fifteen years, is not too pleased about winning first prize.

"I think we'd have been better off with second prize, I could use a hamper of champagne," he said. "I'm none too enamoured with what we've got."

Majorie, who has never won a competition before, for her part is quietly pleased.

"I've never won a competition before," said Majorie, "so I'm quietly pleased. I'm quiet looking forward to our two night break in York. Even if it is in the bed department of the Tesbury's there. Apparently, we're even allowed to eat as much rotissary chicken as we like, so I know what we're having for tea."

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