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
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.
Louise comes from Newcastle Upon 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.
Sellers should bring their own sanitisers and masks if applicable. We are lucky in that we are ‘out in the open air’ for all of our Car Boot Sales, please note that in the event of rain we will not run the Car Boots at TRURO as it would not be possible for us to operate inside the Cattle pens due to the Corona Virus regulations. Thank you, Geoff and the team.
Please see all of this page for all further details including all of our Car Boot Sale events. Please honour the ‘safe distancing’ rules. Please use our sanitisers. If you are selling please bring with you your own sanitisers and hand wipes. Thank you, Geoff 2 Car Boot Sales on SUNDAYS SUNDAYS at TRURO Cattle Market at 1.00 pm Postcode TR1 2RJ
Starts – 2.00 pm St Columb Major Car Boot Sale is just over the road from the famous Mole Valley store however we do put out directional signs leading to the event. St Columb is a favourite for sellers and buyers the selling field is vast enough for SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING” our sellers so far to date have complied with the regulations and advice that they should have their own sanitisers and sanitise wipes please. Face Masks are not essential as our events are all in the open air. St Columb sellers provide a huge variety of bargains join in the fun they are great spenders at St Columb with a huge amount of buyers. Enjoy!
Starts – 12.00pm
End Of Season
Starts – 12.00pm
Starts – 12.00pm
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!