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“Retired window cleaner Ron Broomfield has turned his cottage into a shrine for gnomes - after collecting a whopping 1,600 of them. The 77-year-old became obsessed with the model dwarves 50 years ago when he bought a small group for his garden. He has since amassed a remarkable collection that fills his garden and every room of his cottage. It is thought to be worth over £40,000.
The charity worker has developed such a passion for gnomes that he even dresses up as one twice a week to do his grocery shopping. He also collects money for the the NSPCC while in character He said: ‘Some people laugh and point at me when I go out in my costume but I don’t care. I’m in my own little fantasy land and raise money for a great charity.’ He keeps a log-book detailing every one he owns and has turned his spare bedroom into a miniature workshop, where he repairs and paints them.”
Read more about Ron Broomfield at Dailymail.co.uk
We salute you Ron Broomfield! You and your gnome minions are awesome!