With over 70 stalls, this year’s Great Garage Sale promises to be as good as it gets.
Out of the 31 Streets, Roads, Closes, Lanes and Hills in Geddington, 18 of them have official stalls on them. So there is plenty to see, as well as plenty of walking to do, as can be seen from the map that is issued for visitors.
These are useful maps for visitors to the village, as they show where the streets are and where the stalls are on each street. Also useful for village residents!
The £1 charge for each map
goes towards the
Jackie and Gordon, who organise the event each year, have maps for sale on their stall at 2 West Street, but this year, there are maps being sold throughout the village. This is particularly useful for those who park away from the village centre – an area that gets more than its fair share of traffic – and allows a more gentle approach to the Sale.
The village centre couldn’t have looked more different from the event held there on Thursday, the school’s May Day celebration. Then the focus was on children, today it’s on adults and bargains galore!
None of the roads are closed, so care has to be taken when walking around the village, as the crush of visitors pushes many people on to the roads.
The early rain didn’t dampen stall holders spirits as the plastic sheeting came out to protect the goods. But, typically, the sun came out in time for the official opening time. Many of the stalls are selling their items for charities, many for other purposes – perhaps a house clear-out or a de-clutter.
Whatever the reason,
its a Great day out at Geddington’s Great Garage Sale!