Traditional Christmas Poultry Sale returns to Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:38 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 23 November 2017

A great Norfolk tradition: The Christmas Poultry Sale at Key's of Aylsham.

A great Norfolk tradition: The Christmas Poultry Sale at Key's of Aylsham.


Keys’ Christmas Poultry Sale is a great Norfolk tradition - and this year will see the 64th event.

The last Wednesday before Christmas Day will see the 64th annual Christmas poultry sale, when hundreds of turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens from local producers go under the hammer.

The annual sale dates back to 1953, when Geoffrey Key held the first Christmas sale just months after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The sale has taken place at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms in every year of the Queen’s reign, and is traditionally our last sale of the year.

Hundreds of people are expected to descend on the town to bid for the birds – mostly private individuals there to buy the main attraction for their Christmas lunch.

Keys’ annual Christmas poultry sale takes place on Wednesday December 20.

You can find details of every lot in both forthcoming and past sales on the Keys website at

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