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Treasure hunting at Norfolk's car boot sales

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:10 09 July 2019

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

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

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

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 Sea
Stately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust
For:Edp 
Copy:Edp Nick Heath
Archant © 2007
(01603) 772434Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the Sea Stately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust For:Edp Copy:Edp Nick Heath Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the Sea
Stately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust
For:Edp 
Copy:Edp Nick Heath
Archant © 2007
(01603) 772434Holkham Hall, Near Wells next the Sea Stately Car Boot Sale at Holkham Hall in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust For:Edp Copy:Edp Nick Heath Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

CAR BOOT SALE ON HARFORD LIVESTOCK MARKET, NORWICH.CAR BOOT SALE ON HARFORD LIVESTOCK MARKET, NORWICH.

The Car Boot sale held on the Cattle Market off Hall Road.
Pictures:SONYA BROWN
Copy:
For: EN
©Evening News 2005The Car Boot sale held on the Cattle Market off Hall Road. Pictures:SONYA BROWN Copy: For: EN ©Evening News 2005

Arminghall car boot sale.
Photo: Bill Darnell
Copy: Emma Lee
For: EDP2
Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434Arminghall car boot sale. Photo: Bill Darnell Copy: Emma Lee For: EDP2 Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

Arminghall car boot sale.
Photo: Bill Darnell
Copy: Emma Lee
For: EDP2
Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434Arminghall car boot sale. Photo: Bill Darnell Copy: Emma Lee For: EDP2 Archant © 2007 (01603) 772434

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 2009Earsham 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 february 1992    c12248   pic to be used in edp2 14th september 2009People 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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