Sheddies brave sub-zero temperatures to get a beach hut

ananova reports

Photo by MumbleGum

More than 20 people braved sub-zero temperatures to queue overnight in Dorset to try and secure a beach hut for the summer.

The group camped outside in temperatures as low as -8C for the huts, which are let on a first-come-first-serve basis at Avon Beach in Christchurch.

At the front of the queue was Kim Abbott who had spent the last six nights sleeping in a camper van to make sure she secured the only hut available on a long-term let.

The remainder joined her in the queue from noon on Thursday to snap up the 16 other 6ft by 4ft huts that were only available to hire for six weeks of the summer, costing £400.

By Andrew Wilcox

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