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Car boot sales in Stafford.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Gramaisc, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I bought an old mill today.

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    And a jigsaw.

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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Full-size today, but little of interest for me.

    I did find a circular saw this time, still left-handed, but I can live with that for occasional use.

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    I’m left handed and honestly never considered that there would be left and right handed circular saws...
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Until recent years, all portable electric circular saws were left-handed, for reasons of historical convenience. There are some right-handed cordless ones around these days, but they are still in the minority. There are very few mains ones that are right-handed - I've never seen one in 'real life'.

    You just don't understand the problems we right-handed people have to put up with...

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    I've never actually used a right-handed one - I fear that it might overwhelm my capacity to cope with the left-handed variety.

    Try one of the right-handed ones in B&Q and you'll see what we have to put up with.
     
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    There appears to be blood on that work bench.
     
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    Keep him talking I'll phone the cops
     
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    It'll wash off, the last lot did.
     
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    Yay! The Stone Road Car Boot was back on today !
    It’s been rained off for the past four weeks. I was getting ‘Car Boot Cold Turkey’. I was reduced to looking for church hall Bring & Buy sales - anything to get a fix - but not getting the same hit. Man I was bad. I didn’t realise how far I’d fallen until I woke up in an alley one morning behind a church clutching a jar of homemade pickle and a Barbara Cartland novel.
     
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  9. Gramaisc

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    I ventured up there this morning, more out of a sense of duty than anything else, not being confident there would even be anything there at all, but there was quite a turnout.

    It was a bit chilly in the wind, though, and some sellers were clearly suffering.

    Nothing for me, but some items of interest - a great selection of Stilson wrenches around the place...
     
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    @Gramaisc Any idea if it is on this Sunday? (Biblical floods allowing)
     
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    As far as I know, it should be.

    It's generally on, weather permitting, until the start of December.



    The 'final' one this year is due to be on December 1st.
     
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    Still quite an attendance today, but nothing of any interest at all.
     
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    Final one for this year.

    Still a good bit of activity.

    I didn't hang around for the closing ceremony.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Local residents will be gutted, no doubt.
     
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    quite the opposite , i love all the noise and inconsiderate parking .

    oh wait , that happens all the time even when the bootsale isnt running :rofl:
     
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    I would say that the noise level has subsided quite a bit over the last few years, particularly with the absence of the shouty meat and (two) veg men, and a distinct reduction in bouncy castle facilities.
     
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