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Updated:29/08/14
BOOTSALE: Founded May 1992
WEBSITE: Founded Feb 2000

Season 2014 - every Saturday
Last sale: 18th October 2014


STOP PRESS!

WEATHER FOR SATURDAY 30th August

The weather forecast for Saturday morning is SUNSHINE AGAIN! (with a high of 19 degrees). Something must be wrong - four dry Saturdays in a row! Can this be the much-heralded Global Warming? Should we panic? Can we really tell it's not butter? Is a whale really a mammal and not a fish? There are so many questions and so few answers!

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

Hopefully see you on Saturday, wonderful people!

Best wishes
Farmer Giles
(aka: Old Man in the Fluorescent Coat, Him-over-There or Simon!)

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 to harvest near Baldock!

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 torrential rain!
3. If hand returns dry/dampish, 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!

For the latest weather forecast for the Baldock area we recommend: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
inserting SG7 into the 'Find a Forecast' box and clicking on return.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbIERPYokho

To see video of the bootsale on 3/5/14 please click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUCu82CcxU


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

LATEST NEWS

THE
BALDOCK BOOT SALE
IS ON
EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL
THE
18th October 2014



Why is Daddy MeerKat having to comfort Mummy Meerkat?

Is it because the World Cup is over and she'll have him disturbing her evenings once again?

We know she will be happy again when they get to their favourite and friendly Baldock Boot Sale next Saturday!


WHAT CAN YOU DO AT THE BOOT SALE?


SELLERS
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!

and...
WE GIVE DISCOUNTS!
Look for the discount in our weekly newsletter - BOOTNEWS

BUYERS
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.
Everyone says:
"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!

AN APOLOGY
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.


OUR LOOS!

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?

Oh yes!

We want you to have fun at our
car boot sales...

...we do!


and...
Buyers STILL FREE!

and...
Still no restrictions on pitch size!
(How are you keeping up so far?)

and...
Our loos are clean!

Tell your partner
Tell your friends
Tell your workmates
Tell the dog!

The Baldock Boot Sale
IS BACK!


(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!



HAVE FUN
&
ENJOY LIFE

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)
on

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.
Thank-you.