BOOTSALE: Founded May 1992
WEBSITE: Founded Feb 2000
THE BALDOCK CAR BOOT SALE
IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL AFTER EASTER
(2015 Season - 11th April 2015)
Final Bootsale 18/10/14
Despite the bad forecast, the final sale of the season ended on a high note with a happy morning had by all. Christmas greetings were exchanged and everyone agreed that, despite the many cancellations due to rain, it had been a most enjoyable season.
Despite heavy showers 36 sellers show loyalty and are rewarded with FREE PITCHES.
Loyal buyers already enjoy FREE ENTRY every week - can't get better than that can you?
We have the best sellers and buyers in the world.
Note to other organisers: No I won't share!
Hopefully see you next year, you wonderful people!
May I be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
We will return on the first Saturday after Easter (11th April 2015).
Until then, stay well, enjoy luck and thank you for your friendship this season.
Farmer Giles (aka: Old Man in the Fluorescent Coat, Him-over-There or Simon!)
LAST WEEK - update!
FRIDAY NIGHT 10/10/14 6:39pm
RED SKY SEEN OVER BALDOCK
Shepherds said to be delighted!
(Script not read, shepherds left undelighted, rain showers disrupt boot sale, sellers enjoy free pitches, buyers enjoy bargains, Farmer Giles goes home to drink until fall-over time!)
Oh! By the way, we have the best, most loyal and classiest sellers and buyers in the world, why not join them!
All of us at U-Boot wish 'Aunty', from the burger van, all the best following her operation. We shall miss her welcome smile and hope that she's back on her feet very soon.
As a result of their absence, Grant from The Chef's Hot Plate, is stepping into the breech on October 11th! Many thanks to him for helping us out.
HOW TO COPE WITH A DAMP SATURDAY MORNING IN FIVE EASY-TO-FOLLOW STEPS!
1. Yawn and stick hand out of bedroom window!
2. Check for rain!
3. If hand returns dry/slightly moist, pick up phone. Call Farmer Giles (07852 70 70 74 after 6am)
4. If weather dry at Baldock - Bootsale is ON!
5. Collect up kids, partner, dog, alien and/or Mother-in-law and drive to Bootsale!
A Wet Car BOAT Sale!
20th September 2014
NO COMMENT NEEDED (if a picture is worth a thousand words - here's 3,000!)
Our loyal customers even turn up when there is lightening, thunder and torrential rain!
(I've never seen fork lightening followed so soon by sheet lightening, I nearly had a childish accident!)
A visitor to our site went on holiday to Gran Canaria and thought we'd aquired a foreign business. If you find an interesting u-boot elsewhere in the world mail us a picture and we'll share it here! Send it to: email@example.com
So thanks Chris for your picture!:
People are always complimenting us on our clean loos. Meet the man who makes sure they are spick and span ready for Saturday mornings -
This is the man
Outside my window the sun doth shine,
We hope come Saturday it'll be fine,
And we'll enjoy another day,
Making new friends the 'car boot' way!
A couple of weeks ago someone left a wallet at a stall. A kind couple handed it in. I tried to get various organisations interested in contacting the owner to tell her where the wallet was, to no avail. As a result I have written a Four-Minute-Tale (click link to read) I hope you enjoy it!
FOUR MINUTE READ NUMBER 1
Making the most of an unusual dry day in August to harvest near Baldock!
If you are selling cakes, biscuits or other home-made foodstuffs, PLEASE DISPLAY A SIGN IF THEY DO/MAY CONTAIN NUTS. Two weeks ago we had a young lad suffer from anaphalactic shock and spent four hours in hospital because there was no sign on a stall. Just because this is a bootsale please let's not forget that rules of common sense/regulation apply. We want all our customers to enjoy their visit to the full.
Video from bootsale on 17/5/14
To see video of the bootsale on 3/5/14 please click here:
WARNING: This is the ONLY official website for the Baldock Boot Sale.
Listing sites do sometimes publish false information (as do some of our competitors!)
BALDOCK BOOT SALE
BALDOCK BOOT SALE
EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL
18th October 2014
Why is Daddy MeerKat having to comfort Mummy Meerkat?
Is it because she is worried about Global Warming?
Is it because the seventeen kids are now back at school and demanding packed lunches?
Or is it because the sales are now over and she won't see all her friends again unti after Easter next year!
We know she will be happy again when she gets to her favourite and friendly Baldock Boot Sale on the 11th April 2015!
WHAT CAN YOU DO AT THE BOOT SALE?
As a seller you can benefit from our STANDARD ONE PRICE MENU*
(served every Saturday from 7am - 12.00pm):
This gives entry to the selling arena, one of our unique Anysize-pitches* (you choose how much room you'd like!) along with FREE fresh countryside air! Also the use of our compliment-winning CLEAN LOOS!
*excludes fries and a fizzy drink but includes fresh air!
AN APOLOGY We apologise to all those car boot sale operators who restrict the space that a seller is allowed before being shouted at. We will do our best to even up the competition for you by publicising your micro-pitches on our very popular website free of charge.
*Anysize-pitch: This is suitable for: small cars, medium cars, large cars, cars with trailers, small vans, large vans, articulated lorrys but excludes aircraft due to flight restrictions.
Yes! Your eyes didn't deceive you, we said "You choose the size of pitch you need!"
We believe that as we all endure hassle in our daily lives throughout the week, the last thing we need is some little jobs-worth telling us what to do and how to do it at the weekend!
WE GIVE DISCOUNTS!
Look for the discount in our weekly newsletter - BOOTNEWS
It is well known that buyers park and enter the Baldock Car Boot Sale
Yes, your eyes didn't deceive you.
Buyers park and enter
Our buyers are the friendliest in the land. I'm not just saying that because they have paid me to say it (did I mention that they pay NOTHING TO ENTER?), but they are just born that way.
"This is the friendliest boot sale we've ever been to!"
I'm not joking!
Ask any one of my customers!
WARNING! You'd be better not ask about the bloke who runs the boot sale, because they may give you the truth about how he is slightly crazy and lives in a cave in the hills outside Baldock. They may also say how his family dispair and have tried to catch him in a net in order to have him looked at by men in white coats!
We apologise to all those car boot sale operators who charge their buyers up to £3 to enter their boot sales. We will do our best to even up the competition for you by publicising your entry fees on our very popular website free of charge.
Before you wonder if we have taken leave of our senses and need stonger tablets to retain a hold onto reality, we are very proud of our loos.
We keep them clean, they are checked through the course of the morning and they are clean!
Last season a visitor discovered Farmer Giles mending a pipe in one of the toilets. He remarked: "It's not often that you see a bootsale operator in his loos, let alone with his hands inside the gubbbins doing a mending job!"
p.s. I was wearing thick gloves and a clothes peg on my nose! - A farmer's gotta do what a farmer's gotta do!
(Did we mention that they are clean?)
After the boot sale they are taken away to a secret laboratory deep in the hills where white-coated scientists give them a thorough cleaning so they are ready for the following week.
Others may say they indulge in 'Deep
Cleaning', we just do it!
AT OUR BOOT SALE...
We welcome Dogs, Children, Grandchildren, Cowboys and Princesses!
We also treat our customers like adults!
(obviously we also treat children like children, dogs like dogs, princesses like princesses and cowboys like cowboys...)
Now where were we?
We want you to have fun at our
car boot sales...
Buyers STILL FREE!
Still no restrictions on pitch size!
(How are you keeping up so far?)
Our loos are clean!
Tell your partner
Tell your friends
Tell your workmates
Tell the dog!
The Baldock Boot Sale
(Did we tell you that you can choose the size of pitch and that we have clean loos?)
ENJOY BRITISH! YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!
In the meantime, enjoy this morning's verse at http://www.u-boot.co.uk/baldockbardblog/
It's fresh from the oven and still warm!
Best wishes from Farmer Giles and the team.
Click Here for Baldock Bard
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!
Ring the Bootphone (not the BAT-PHONE)
07852 70 70 74
Sorry: No Vacancies for Catering Units!
Bootsale E-mail enquires:
farmergiles (at) u-boot.co.uk
(please replace (at) with @ when sending!)
We try our very best to answer all E-mails within the shortest possible time. However at certain times in the year we are very busy on the farm so would ask you to be patient.