A day of toys, vintage clothes, garden veg and jam
I caught my first smell of barbeque yesterday as I cycled home. It sparked a sense of excitement. Summer is near!
f the better weather is inspiring you to start planning summer events for your street might you consider a Jumble Trail? It’s something I have seen happening in my neighbourhood and is spreading across the nation. A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but for your street. Neighbours set up stalls outside their homes to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, veg from the garden, pickles, jams, cakes, art… whatever.
Jumble Trail is a brilliant website that will help you set one up and create a colour coded map so that bargain hunters know where to find all the treasure on sale in your neighbourhood.
Pete set this one up a few years ago in Earlsdon, Coventry. The first year it was small – 20 or so stalls and just 100 visitors but everyone loved the chance to do a clear-out, channel their inner Alan Sugar and meet their neighbours. There was a wonderful sense of community as their street was on show to the neighbourhood. This year more than 100 stalls are involved and they expect 2,000 people visiting from the local area.
For more details go to jumbletrail.com
Sam and the Streetbank Team