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Watch: ‘Spider Nan’ is immortalised in mural on shop’s shutters

15 Mar 2024 2 minute read
‘Spider Nan’ mural (Credit: Tee2Sugars)

One minute Anne Hughes was stood outside the shop where she is a cleaner, the next she was being hoisted into the air elevating her to worldwide fame.

The incident at the Best One convenience store in Tonteg, Rhondda saw Anne dubbed Spider Nan and Spider Anne.

The incredible sight of the 72-year-old being hoisted several feet into the air when her coat got caught in the shop’s shutters was caught on CCTV, which was subsequently shared globally on social media, capturing millions of views.

The store shared the clip on TikTok where it has racked up millions of views.

Now that moment has been immortalised in a mural for ever more thanks to her employer Best One Tonteg and leading Welsh street artist Tee2Sugars, who has portrayed Anne in a wonderful mural.

It looks like people will be queuing up to have their picture taken with the mural as an unlikely new Welsh tourist attraction is born!

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

No doubt this poor lady, who I might add, does the most thankless underpaid job in the world being a cleaner, financially benefits from this embarrassing event. I know this video has been shared all around the world and will likely appear on blooper reels on platforms such as FailArmy to be immortalised forever more. Be good to see that she might at least be rewarded, and those viewing the video laugh with her not at.

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