BARGAIN hunters had some pretty pickings at a traditionally down-to-earth event.
The NSPCC promised a "better quality find" at its Country House Car Boot at Lodge Park, on the Sherborne Estate.
relaxing: Malcolm Gilchrist, from Cheltenham, who sells furniture and other household items, at the sale
busy: A view of the Country House Car Boot at the Sherborne Estate
peek-a-boo: Above, Hera Hull, 10 and Daisy Blacker, 10. Below, Christopher Agg finds a bargain
The Country House Car Boot Sale, Sunday 23 September 2012 in the National Trust Sherborne Park Estate grounds of Lodge Park in Gloucestershire. PICTURED: Christopher Agg finds a bargain. The eventâ€™s main sponsor is auctioneers, Moore Allen and Innocent, who will be onsite to value items on the day. This year the car boot sale is raising money for the ChildLine Schools Service. ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC.News: Echo: 23.09.12.Contact: NSPCC Wales and South West communications team on 0203 188 3655 or out of hours on 07977 127064Photos by Anna Lythgoe
support: Air cadets Lexie Bishop, left, and Georgia Blowfield, collecting money for ChildLine
Pitch holders paid upwards of £50 to flog an up-market treasure trove from the family silver to monogrammed sheets at the National Trust's 17th century grandstand site.
Antiques experts and event sponsors Moore Allen & Innocent were even on hand with a valuation service for stall holders.
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More than 1,000 people rummaged through around 160 car booters' wares. Despite the afternoon downpour, £12,000 was raised to support the ChildLine Schools Service.
Anna Keir, NSPCC community fundraising manager, thanked the organising committee, booters and visitors for the success,
She said: "Volunteers from the ChildLine Schools Service will be visiting every primary school across the UK over the next two years to educate children between the ages of nine and 11 about abuse, how to protect themselves and how to seek help if they need it."