Actor opens new store

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HUNDREDS of ‘Emmerdale’ fans descended on Arbroath’s new Poundland store in the Abbeygate mall on Saturday when actor Mark Sharnock, who plays Marlon in the popular soap, opened the town’s new Poundland store.

The actor was happy to stay for two hours chatting to fans, pose for photographs and sign autographs. Additional entertainment was provided by a mobile discotheque and DJ Mark Holloway.

The new Poundland store is a welcome addition to Arbroath which has seen many stores close down in the recent recession. It will be managed by Ashley Murray and assistant manager Jackie Watson.

Our picture shows Mark cutting the ribbon to open the store with staff looking on.

Wallace Ferrier