Tuesday, 26 July 2011

               SUMMER IS CAR BOOT SEASON IN THESE PARTS


And in Yorkshire anything and everything is for sale or so it says on the number plate.



Venues are often very beautiful - for instance, here at Ripley.

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In the course of our antiques-hunting we often visit racecourses though we have never attended a race meeting.
Once upon a time the boys would saddle up the pony for a trot around the farmyard...
...but we did not venture far and we never raced .
Now Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby, York, Doncaster and more are regularly on our itinerary.

The early morning queue for York Racecourse car boot sale - it's quicker by balloon !

Here at York Racecourse there is a Car Boot Sale and an Antiques Fair !

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Sadly, nice young men rarely run antiques shops these days. We fear they are a dying breed, so we intend to show you some pleasing and intriguing shopfronts from time to time, in the hope that you may have a look inside.


Two antiques centres in York.



Two antiques shops in Boroughbridge.



A bewitching curiosity shop in Ripon. Or is it ? It might be an elaborate children's game - or a Wunderkammer devised for the proprieter's own delight.
We wonder. Click on this link, then the Other Worlds to Visit link and then venture into The Curious Room...

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