Sale will be the biggest ever

Gordon Binley and granddaughter Lyra Harker with some of the items for sale
Gordon Binley and granddaughter Lyra Harker with some of the items for sale
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THE fifth Great Geddington Garage Sale is set to be the biggest ever.

More than 110 villagers have already registered to hold stalls on their driveways on Saturday.

Jackie Binley, of organisers the Friends of Geddington Parish Church, said: “It’s already 110 and counting and they are still coming through the door.”

Each stall registered will be advertised on maps the Friends sell on the day for £1 in aid of church funds.

Many people will hold stalls to raise money for charities or community groups, such as Jane Rowley, who is selling refreshments on behalf of the Scouts.

A popular stall selling cream teas and refreshments will return to Wood Street. Parishioners will also sell sandwiches and refreshments from the chapel in Queen Street and the Scouts will hold a barbecue around the Queen Eleanor Cross.

Mrs Binley, 65, of West Street, will have her usual once-read book stall in Bakehouse Hill.

She said: “Several people have asked me if I’m doing it this year because they want a holiday read.”

A lot of people are holding stalls in Skeffington Close and there will be maps for sale there as well as from a bric-a-brac sale at the chapel and the cross.

The highest number of stalls was previously about 100.

Mrs Binley said: “I feel fantastic. It’s something that’s proving very popular in this economic age.”

The sale is from 10am to 3pm.