Hundreds of people form a human conveyor belt to help a local store move premises

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The amazing video shows hundreds of DIY fans making a giant human conveyor belt to help move a beloved hardware store to a new premises.

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Shoppers drove a quarter of a mile around the Leicestershire town of Ashby de la Zouch to fill shelves with 20,000 boxes of stock.

Footage shows a crowd of people in wet and windy weather helping to carry them 200 yards to a large shop last Saturday (2/10).


Sales assistant Tina Bax came up with the idea of ​​asking customers to help them move and was stunned by the turnout.

She said: “We thought it would be fun to get a huge Konga line to help us move our stock, but we had no idea so many would come.

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“The weather was frightening but everyone was in such good spirits.

“We are very lucky to have such great support from the local community.”

All stock was boxed and passed from hand to hand from the vintage shop at Ashby’s Coxsons Mews to their large premises on Market Street.

The shop has been a firm favorite in the city since it first opened five and a half years ago.

Tina said: “I couldn’t believe how friendly everyone was.

“The people who have lived in Ashby for many years and have never met each other were a naughty down the line and have become very good friends in the same way.

“We had some come over and tell us exactly what was in the store, so it’s about as simple as it can be.

“The people of Ashby, when they were called upon, really did their best to help each other. It renewed everyone’s faith in humanity.”

Reporting by Bradley Stokes


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