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Mum goes on pounds 2,000 spree.

Byline: by DEMISE GAIGER

BIRMINGHAM mother Mrs. Patricia Meades, who is 36 tomorrow, celebrates her birthday with a pounds 2,000 spending spree at Homes Exhibition '79!

She toured the show witih fivers won in the Evening Mail contest, snapping up such bargains as gas-fired central heating, a double bed and a sewing machine.

For husband Brian there was a portable colour television set and for seven-year-old son David a Mickey Mouse watch.

A vacuum cleaner, teak wali unit, clock radio and children's games took the total to pounds 2,000 for Mrs. Meades, of Wellesford Avenue, Shirley, Solihull.

She won the Spending Spree Contest by placing in order of merit the seven most attractive fealures of the exhibition. In the judges' opinion the winning seunnce was A E B CFHG.

There will be a bonanza for show visitors tomorrow - the last day - when 250 items displaying gold stickers will be given away to anyone spotting them.

At least 500 silver stickers will give a 10 per cent re duction.

Opening hours are from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is pounds 1 (50p) for children and pensioners) with special rates For parly bookings.

Yesterday's Password winners. pounds 20: Mis. R. Smith, Canterbury Drive, Uarston (Geen, Birmingham. pounds 10: Mrs, G. rarotl, Lily Road, Yardley, Birmingham; Mrs. J. Courster Green Road, Hall Green, Birmingham: Mrs. M. Waflen. Sriermill Rcjail, Halcstiwen-, Mrs, E. Millet. Lime nourl. Wcdnesbury, Sandwcll; F. Cockayne, Shirestone Road, Tile Cruss, Birmingham: Miss C. Chinn, Charles Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.

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Mrs. Patricia Mcades relaxes on her newly bought bed, one of her Homes Exhibition '79 spending spree purchases. With her arc her husband Brian, and son David.
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Date:Mar 29, 2008
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