Thursday, February 27, 2014

Totterdown/Knowle to host Bristol’s first Sale Trail

Sunday 6 April, 10am to 2pm will see many residents of Totterdown and Knowle becoming the first in Bristol to test out a sustainability-friendly idea from Australia when they take part – as sellers or buyers - in a pioneering front garden/front room sale trail.

The initiative began via posts of the BS4 Connect and Totterdown Facebook pages asking if anyone else wanted to join Pam Beddard, of Brecknock Road, and Sam Hearn, of Somerset Road, in staging a neighbourhood-wide walkabout version of a car boot sale as a way to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Pam Beddard explains: “The idea originates in Australia where Sale Trails now happen regularly in most major settlements and are credited with prolonging the useful life of more than a million items that might otherwise have gone to rubbish dumps. They work because bargain hunters enjoy being able to browse a lot of stalls during one outing and because households can turn much more than a car boot’s worth of stuff the no longer need into cash for themselves or their favourite charities.”

So far, around 20 people have indicated that they will be taking part in the inaugural Totterdown/Knowle Sale Trail on Sunday 6 April but more are welcome. 

To register an interest or find out more, find the BS_SaleTrail group on Facebook, visit the website; follow @BS_SaleTrail (#saletrail) on Twitter account or email

Participation is free for both sellers and buyers. Big thanks to Omni Digital for artwork and online tools.  

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