Thousands flock to car boot sale as it returns after five years
- Credit: Lauren De Boise
The Stately Car Boot Sale has been hailed a huge success with record attendance at it returned after five years away.
The event took place on Sunday, May 1 in Sennowe Park, near the village of Guist, and the organisers had to open it ten minutes before the start time at 10am due to such a long queue.
The event raised funds for the Norfolk Churches Trust, which supports church buildings throughout the county.
There were 193 pitches which were all sold out, as was the Patrons' Tent with champagne and canapes for 300 people.
A silent auction, which included Antony Gormley prints, raised more than £20,000 and prizes were also presented at the event for the school art competition, which had more than 500 entries.
Patrick Lines, the Stately Car Boot chair, said: "This is the third time we have tried to do the event since the last one in 2017, but we were defeated twice due to lockdown.
"It has been phenomenal - people responded very well and it was busier than the last one."