HIGH FALUTIN’ CAR BOOT­ING

Aris­to­cratic bric-a-brac will raise cash for char­ity as the own­ers of some of the posh­est piles in Nor­folk raid their at­tics for car-boot booty

EDP Norfolk - - Places - The Stately Car Boot Sale will be held on Sun­day, April 30 at Sennowe Park, Guist, near Fak­en­ham, NR20 5PB, from 10am un­til 3.30pm, to raise funds for the Nor­folk Churches Trust. En­try is £5 per per­son with un­der 16s free. www.sen­nowepark.com

If you like your boot-sale bar­gains blue-blooded and your auc­tions aw­fully aris­to­cratic then set your car­riage sat-nav, or chauf­feur, to get you to Sennowe Park, near Fak­en­ham.

The at­tics of some of the largest, loveli­est and most im­pres­sive homes in the county have been raided to pro­vide stock for the lat­est Stately Car Boot Sale. The event is only held ev­ery three to four years and each of the 150 stall­hold­ers is spe­cially in­vited.

A tiger’s head (sold for £280) and a Bent­ley (sold for £6,000) are just two of the trea­sures fea­tured in pre­vi­ous stately sales.

Stately sell­ers have in­cluded mag­nif­i­cent Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall and this year’s event is once again hosted by Char­lie and Vir­ginia Tem­ple of Sennowe Hall. They hope to raise around £60,000 for the Nor­folk Churches Trust.

Art ex­perts from auc­tion­eers Ch­effins will be tour­ing the stalls, search­ing out po­ten­tial trea­sures and of­fer­ing ad­vice and val­u­a­tions.

Lots in a linked silent auc­tion, also in aid of the Nor­folk Churches Trust, in­clude a be­hind-thescenes tour of the Queen’s San­dring­ham es­tate, works of art by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned stars Antony Gorm­ley and Ger­ard Stamp, and a stately home din­ner hosted by the owner – see de­tails of all the lots, and be­gin bid­ding on­line in ad­vance at www.nor­folkchurch­estrust.org.uk

Around 5,000 peo­ple are ex­pected at the Stately Car Boot Sale on Sun­day, April 30, and co-chair of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, Hen­ri­etta Lind­sell, says: “This re­ally is a very rare chance not only to buy some truly unique items, but also to ex­pe­ri­ence the beau­ti­ful grounds at Sennowe Park. It’s al­ways a great day out and we are hop­ing to raise much-needed funds for the trust at the same time.”

The Nor­folk Churches Trust was founded more than 40 years ago to help pre­serve the county’s legacy of me­dieval churches. Nor­folk has the largest group of me­dieval churches in the world and the Trust looks af­ter 13 churches across the county, as well as...

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