Treasure hunting at Norfolk’s car boot sales

Organizer Mary Rudd takes a look over what could be the worlds largest car boot sale held at the Nor

Organizer Mary Rudd takes a look over what could be the worlds largest car boot sale held at the Norfolk showground, Costessey. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

Norfolk boasts a fantastic range of shops but for the bargain hunter or those after some second hand treasure there's nothing quite like a car boot sale.

THE CAR BOOT SALE TAKES PLACE AT THE FORMER BOWTHORPE SCHOOL SITE ON SATURDAY een 2.9.02

THE CAR BOOT SALE TAKES PLACE AT THE FORMER BOWTHORPE SCHOOL SITE ON SATURDAY een 2.9.02 - Credit: © ARCHANT } NORFOLK 2002.

From King's Lynn to Arminghall, the Norfolk Showground to Gorleston, for decades, fields, car parks and empty land have been re purposed for one day a week or month to become moveable market and Mecca for bargain hunters

Sometimes a mixed bag requiring the keenest eye for a hidden gem, sometimes a treasure trove of delights car boot sales have become a popular weekend pastime and these pictures show, this is nothing new.

Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the SeaStately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churche

Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the SeaStately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches TrustFor:Edp Copy:Edp Nick HeathArchant © 2007(01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2006


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Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the SeaStately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churche

Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the SeaStately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches TrustFor:Edp Copy:Edp Nick HeathArchant © 2007(01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2006

CAR BOOT SALE ON HARFORD LIVESTOCK MARKET, NORWICH.

CAR BOOT SALE ON HARFORD LIVESTOCK MARKET, NORWICH. - Credit: ARCHANT } NORFOLK 2003.

The Car Boot sale held on the Cattle Market off Hall Road.Pictures:SONYA BROWNCopy:For: EN©Evening N

The Car Boot sale held on the Cattle Market off Hall Road.Pictures:SONYA BROWNCopy:For: EN©Evening News 2005 - Credit: Archant

Arminghall car boot sale.Photo: Bill DarnellCopy: Emma LeeFor: EDP2Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

Arminghall car boot sale.Photo: Bill DarnellCopy: Emma LeeFor: EDP2Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2007

Arminghall car boot sale.Photo: Bill DarnellCopy: Emma LeeFor: EDP2Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

Arminghall car boot sale.Photo: Bill DarnellCopy: Emma LeeFor: EDP2Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2007

Earsham Church sale, lady buying items at the bric a brac table. sorry no date? c12035 pic to

Earsham Church sale, lady buying items at the bric a brac table. sorry no date? c12035 pic to be used in edp dml 5th aug 2009

People buying lots of bargains at the packed stalls at Gorleston Jumble sale. pic taken 10th febr

People buying lots of bargains at the packed stalls at Gorleston Jumble sale. pic taken 10th february 1992 c12248 pic to be used in edp2 14th september 2009

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