So off I trotted on Saturday morning - late of course, as Baby Bird was joining me in his occasional role as Chief Granny Distractor. I'm not naturally a very punctual person anyway, but it seems to take even longer with a baby! I had imagined a queue around the block, but there were more volunteers than customers, so I was able to browse in relative peace.
We were even later for the afternoon jumble (sleepy baby this time), and I initially thought there was nothing to be had as the textile table looked very bare. A little bit of rummaging on the book table turned up a vintage Ladybird book for 10p and then I was on a roll at the bric a brac stall.
I've shared some of the finds below, but the camera battery ran out, so I'll post the rest tomorrow.
Embroidery transfers, 10p for the lot, morning sale. The two at the top are from 'Woman' magazine with instructions on how to claim the transfer. A far cry from today's women's magazines!
Vintage Ladybird book, 10p, afternoon sale.
Clock, 20p, afternoon sale. Wierdly, I decided on Friday that I needed a kitchen clock and then I saw this one at the jumble.
Jewellery box, £3, afternoon sale. Will make a nice home for the jewellery lovely Vix sent me on Thursday (more on that tomorrow).
Picture, 50p, afternoon sale.
Jumble Sale Massacre
The greatest number of old ladies to perish whilst fighting at a jumble sale is 98, at a Methodist Church Hall in Castleford, West Yorkshire on February 12th 1991. When the doors opened at 10.00am, the initial scramble to get in cost 16 lives, a further 25 being killed in a crush at the first table. A seven-way skirmish then broke out over a pinafore dress costing 10p which escalated into a full scale melee resulting in another 18 lives being lost. A pitched battle over a headscarf then ensued and quickly spread throughout the hall, claiming 39 old women. The jumble sale raised £5.28 for local boy scouts.
(Taken from http://www.whimsy.org.uk/urbanmyth.html)
You weren't anywhere near there, were you, Vix?!