Open garages day declared a big success

Brian Smith, Jo Munro, Mary Smith, and Brian Wood browsing goods at the Geddington Garage Sale
Brian Smith, Jo Munro, Mary Smith, and Brian Wood browsing goods at the Geddington Garage Sale
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MORE than 100 villagers opened their garages last weekend for a huge annual sale.

The fifth Great Geddington Garage Sale had a slow start due to the rain, but once the sky cleared, 120 villagers opened up their garages to sell various goods in the village.

Jackie Binley, of organisers the Friends of Geddington Parish Church, said: “It went very well indeed.

“The weather was a little iffy but then brightened up.

“It was very busy and a really successful day.”

Each stall registered was placed on a map, which was sold at £1 to raise money for church funds.

About £100 was raised for church funds. The sale was held from 10am-3pm, and with 120 stalls, it made for the biggest annual sale yet.

Various locals pitched stalls to raise money for charities or community groups, such as Jane Rowley, who sold refreshments on behalf of the Scouts.

Parishioners also sold sandwiches and refreshments from the chapel in Queen Street and the Scouts held a barbecue around the Queen Eleanor Cross.