Get Involved: Cally Road Jumble Trail

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Next Sunday it’s the Cally Road Jumble Trail, run by the community. Think a car boot sale but on the street with vintage clothing, accessories, plants, toys, original creations and cakes if you’re lucky.

The whole of the trail is set up online over at jumbletrail.com where visitors get a colour coded map to explore and discover all the hidden treasures on offer from your neighbourhood.

Have a look to find out who’s confirmed so far and what they’re going to be selling.

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Whether you’re just having a clear out or you’re an artist, maker or baker wanting to sell your creations, you can have your own stall at the Jumble Trail too. Go to jumbletrail.com to register and see if there’s some space left for your own table of wares.

What if you fancy setting up your own Jumble Trail somewhere? A Jumble Trail champion could be anyone. Perhaps you and your mate Jack want to start one down the street.

Using the site you can set up your trail by selecting the location and choosing a day and time.

After a flat fee of £2 per stall, the champion then decides on what to charge stall holders for registering either to raise money for charity or cover printing costs for example.

Have a look at this handy list and find out what to expect along the way.

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The Bird is the Word

Once the trail is set up it becomes Google searchable worldwide.

With the aid of the website the champion spreads the news through invitations, flyers, posters, email, social media and word of mouth.

Go viral baby

As word spreads throughout the community people hear and register to take part or come along and buy things, tell their friends and more people join in on the festivities.

Online Map

As people register online a map is created to show who’s selling what, where, stallholders can even post pictures of their wares.

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Happy Ending (oi oi!)

The day is a great success! Stallholders are happy because they have sold out (probably) and made a bit of dollar dollar, buyers are happy because they have found that space age hamster cage they were desperately searching for online, and everyone has a little boogie because they have made some new friends, eaten nice food and enjoyed a dose of Vitamin D in their community.

Caledonian Road Jumble Trail

July 23rd, 12 – 4pm

Photos by Mike Barry

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