Brisk trade for villagers at Platinum Jubilee yard sale

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Villagers in East and West Rudham staged a Platinum Jubilee yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

Business was brisk as villagers staged a Platinum Jubilee yard sale.

Around 30 families in the Rudhams, near Fakenham, took part. 

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Jane Whewell at the Rudhams yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

It's been really nice," said Jane Whewell, who set up her stall outside her home on Broomsthorpe Road.

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A shopper checks out the bargains at the yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

"We did one at the end of lockdown and everybody enjoyed going out and seeing each other again."

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Leanda Saunders (left) and Sarah Daly at the Rudhams Platinum Jubilee yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

Nearby, Sarah Daly and her family were also doing a good trade.

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Browsers at the Platinum Jubilee yard sale at the Rudhams - Credit: Chris Bishop

"We've been really busy, we've had loads of people round," she said. "We've sold old costume jewellery, books, clothes, tools, children's stuff - we've had all sorts out."

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From left Jane Watts, Kate Dunn, Katie Wade and Julie Kempster at the Rudhams Platinum Jubilee Yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

Dealers descended on the village before the appointed opening time.

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"You can spot them at 50 paces," one villager said. "They unerringly go for the best thing you've got and offer you chicken feed for it."

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Kerry and Janice Twite at the Rudhams Platinum Jubilee yard sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Tracey Le Gallez, whose stall had clothes, books and artworks for sale - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Sam Gibbs, whose stall included horse tack and Elvis CDs - Credit: Chris Bishop

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