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Geoff & Louise Camden Wiles have been organising car boot sales since 1989 and would be pleased to hear of any other sites that may be available within Cornwall. Do you have suitable land or outbuildings that could earn a substantial rent package for up to 10 hours during our PEAK SEASONS, lasting up to 28 weeks. Please contact us to arrange a visit to your venue!

Contact Geoff on 078 078 078 88 or email us at enquiries@carbootscornwall.co.uk

Geoff Camden-Wiles
Geoff was born and educated in Croydon, Surrey. After spending 3 years at WINDSOR in HM The Life Guards he started his career back in Croydon at the famous Fairfield Halls as stage manager at the Peggy Ashcroft Theatre.

In 1964 he joined BUTLINS as Entertainments Manager at Filey and Skegness, applying for the position as General Manager of an entertainment complex comprising of Hofbrauhaus Bier Keller, Scamps Discotheques, Studios 1-4 Cinemas and Star Bingo & Social Club in Newcastle upon Tyne. Up to 18,000 customers weekly would attend the complex, which in the 1960's and 70's was a huge success.

In 1982 Geoff took over as Operations Manager at PONTINS in Brean Sands, Somerset where he met his lovely wife Louise. In 1989 they both started CARBOOTSCORNWALL at Falmouth Rugby Club and this year celebrate 21 years, with a potential of other locations being added during 2010.

At the Hofbrauhaus we employed 30 barmaids to serve this potent bier in HB stein glasses-the good old days!
Louise Camden-Wiles
Louise comes from Newcastle up Tyne and planned a life studying law and become a Legal Executive, but decided to join Geoff in setting up Car Boots Cornwall to is present day success. Louise is very popular with the regulars and the business has a good reputation of fairness to the sellers and buyers alike.

Gone are the days when it was the 'dealers only' who got the bargains, now the CAR  BOOT SALES start at the actual times advertised and at the 'sound of the horn' all buyers get the chance of the bargains.

This has been very successful, however there are still the odd dealers who harp on about the 'good old days' when they could "help the sellers to unload their cars" but Louise & Geoff believe in FAIR PLAY all round. During 2009 over 300,000 visits were made to our Car Boot Sales and a lot of the credit goes to ensuring the very few rules are strictly adhered to by all and sundry.

Our COMMUNITY CAR BOOT SALES are widely spoken of in the South West and the majority of our customers, sellers and buyers support the most popular Car Boot Sales in the South West of England.

 
 
All further enquiries to Car Boots Cornwall to;
email address; geffers999@Hotmail.co.uk or phone 078 078 078 88 Thank you.
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TUESDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields
End Of Season
TUESDAYS
@ Long Rock-New day/time to follow!
End Of Season
THURSDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ Par Market
Starts - 12.00pm
FRIDAYS
@ Falmouth Rugby Club
Starts - 12.30pm
SATURDAYS
@ Mitchell cars from £7.00
Starts - 1.30pm
SATURDAYS
@ Royal Cornwall Showground
End Of Season
SUNDAYS
@ LANHYDROCK Last of the season! Next year day and time changes!
End Of Season
SUNDAYS
@ Mabe END OF SEASON!
End Of Season
SUNDAYS
@ TRURO Cattle Market all weather location;
Starts - 1.30am
 
 
 
 

 

 

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YOU MUST NOT SELL any of the following at out Car Boot Sales

WINES, SPIRITS, CIGARETTES, TOBACCO, ANIMALS, FAKE DVD's, CD's or VIDEOS, GUNS, KNIVES, FOOD, CAKES, SANDWICHES, DRINKS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CRISPS and SWEETS of any kind, without the express permission of CARBOOTSCORNWALL and with the approval of CORNWALL COUNCIL HEALTH AUTHORITES and TRADING STANDARDS!

 
 
SUNDAY at TRURO 107 sellers over 1000 buyers and all over in two hours!

Sunday weather was promised bright sunshine all day but it rained in a lot of areas so I did not expect more than 70 sellers to turn up but the pleasant surprise was from about 11 the weather changed therefore there were a lot of last minute decisions "Let's SELL" a total of 107 arrived to sell and I seriously believed that all stallholder will have taken good money. Two stallholder I spoke with admitted takings of over £300.00 and some of the dealers had a field day with some exceptional BARGAINS! One of the buyers showed me some very collectable pottery which was bought for a mere TEN pounds and will certainly sell for hundreds. The genuine deals and bargains were out there my lovers and when you see the RUSH of buyers as the HORN starts the sale I don't blame them at all because I had a good look around the stalls and I know there was money to be made from both sides of the counter!

Did you see the Rolls Royce seller? They say its a bit of a 'status symbol' to own a Roller but it was a great deal of smugness to have one of them arrive at our Car Boot Sale loaded up to the hilt with good sellable item. I had a chat with the driver who was 'doing it all for charity' with the stall next door to him. I said I would plug the charity called EMMAUS UK which their logo claims "The homeless Charity that works" and its president is Terry Waite CBE no less. He is the bloke who went on a hostage holiday for 5 years in the Lebanon you will remember. Terry was also assistant to that Robert Runtie the old Arch Bish of somewhere or other!
Anyway back to the stall next door the young ladies attending to the stall worked hard to raise monies for this charity and I admired the effort they had put in to raise the funds, I hope that all the funds raised actually goes to the charity itself!
Too often there are appeals "Will you give £3.00 a month" from your hard earning for this or that charity or you can spend a further £3.00 to adopt some grizzly animal that would fooking EAT you sooner than say 'thanks for your three quid's mate'

As most of you know Lou and I don't do Christmas and here is another reason why! I know of a dealer who is ruthless in purchasing driving hard bargains from the stalls and then bragging about the profit made from some gullible sellers. The dealer throughout the year makes exceptionally good money from the booters and was overheard bragging "I have only bought two presents for the kids so far which cost me a thousand pounds' That pisses me off unbelievably, when I was a kid in the home during the war all I got for Christmas was a book and a box of liquorice allsorts, I had to share the sweets with the other kids and I couldn't fricking read!!

Have a nice time don't overspend and you can always ask me to look after your credit cards with my trusty pair of scissors. In a few weeks time we will be in our 25th Year of running Car Boots Cornwall and hopefully we can organise some special events. Do you know Marge has been with us all those years and she doesn't look a day older, not from a distance anyway! Love y'all. Geoff x

Thanks for the card Marge same as last year, I reckon she bought the box several years ago from one of my sales it said on the back of the card 1/9p that's one and nine pence OLD MONEY!!

Ps; A lovely lady came to say she loves this column but is frightened to be seen talking to me because she might become victim of one of my blogs. I wouldn't do that! X

POSTED09/12/2013
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