Victoria’s the new queen of the castle

Victoria Boe with her children Rachael, Evlynne and Alex in the Fenkle Street shop.
Victoria Boe with her children Rachael, Evlynne and Alex in the Fenkle Street shop.
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A SEARCH and rescue station worker has decided on a career move which will take her from Sea Kings to sweet things, by opening a new shop in Alnwick.

Victoria Boe currently provides civilian administration for RAF Boulmer’s 202 Squadron, famous for its bright yellow helicopters which provide life-saving cover across Northumberland and beyond.

But she’s decided to embark on a new mission, by taking over the former Mint clothes shop on Fenkle Street and converting it into an old-fashioned sweet shop called Candy Castle.

And to make the transition as smooth as possible, the 44-year-old will be flying in her son Alex and daughter Charlotte to help her run the business while she prepares to make the move full-time.

Victoria said: “I’ve been planning this since last year and I’ve now applied for voluntary redundancy because I really want to run my own business. It’s going to be an old-fashioned sweet shop with everything in jars, but also local ice-cream and milkshakes.

“It started with making cakes and it has grown from there. While I’m waiting for my redundancy, my son Alex, who is 28, and daughter Charlotte, 19, will be running the shop before I can take over full-time.”

Candy Castle opened on Monday.