Strong men visit Horsham

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TWO of the country’s strongest men will be in Horsham next week, performing strength stunts for the town’s tradesmen and attempting to break a long-held British record.

Current and former UK Strongest Man, Ed Hall and Glenn Ross (pictured), are the special guests at the first Covers trade day since the company’s move to new purpose-built facilities on Foundry Lane.

The duo will be showing off their incredible strength throughout the morning and will even attempt to tow an 8 tonne Covers lorry across the yard.

They will also try to smash the record for the number of bricks lifted in one go – an accolade still held by legendary strong man Geoff Capes.

Independent timber and builder’s merchant Covers, which officially opened the new one-acre site 300 yards from their old premises last month, has invited hundreds of local tradespeople to share the fun at the special trade event on Thursday April 19.

Commercial director, Henry Green said: “We’re used to seeing some big guys at the depot but these two are in a different league. It’s a real coup to have Glenn and Ed coming along for the trade day and they’re bound to be a big hit with our customers.

“As well as a bit of fun, the day is all about saying thank you to our many loyal customers for their continued support. We’re really looking forward to showcasing our fantastic new facilities and the many extended lines now available in the town.”

As well as the strongman show, customers attending the trade day will be treated to a free hog roast and a range of discounted trade stalls.