Junk shop named UK’s punniest

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A second-hand shop has been voted as having the best pun name in the country.

Junk & Disorderly in Clay Cross beat off competition from ten other finalists to be named champion in the Local Data Company’s award.

The Market Street store took home 33 per cent of the vote, despite challenges from the likes of Barber Blacksheep in Brighton and Edinburgh’s Sofa So Good.

Owner Pete Yates, said people regularly walk in off the street to congratulate him on the name.

“People always have a good laugh about it” he said. “I often have to ring people on official business, and when I tell them the shop name they say they like it.”

Pete, who opened the shop 15 years ago, won £100 for a charity of his choice – which he donated to the Prostate Cancer charity.

Matthew Hopkinson, director at the Local Data Company, said: “Whilst a shop pun competition is fun there is sound sense as to why they exist.

“Independents are about being different, being recognised and ensuring that you can survive through regular customers coming through your door and spending money.

“Having a memorable name alongside excellent service and products is an important way to retain the uniqueness in many of our high streets.”

Other shops with pun names in the area include Fair (not fur) Traders and CodFellas on Newbold Road.

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