Wentworth Woodhouse to host a car boot sale
Wentworth Woodhouse is hosting a Bring Out Your Treasures event on September 10 - a car boot sale to support the Master Cutlers’ Challenge.
South Yorkshire business folk, and even Hallamshire’s Master Cutler herself, are currently raiding their attics, garages and wardrobes for bargains to flog.
Co-organiser Jill White said: “We thought this would be a fun way of supporting Dame Julie Kenny’s Master Cutler’s Challenge, which aims to raise £200,000 for community projects at Wentworth Woodhouse, the magnificent Rotherham stately home she helped to save.
“Everyone loves hunting for treasures at car boots and where better than in the grounds of Rotherham’s biggest and best ‘treasure’?”
Jill and Andy’s treasures will include a Sheffield United shirt dating from 2010 commemorating every player who’s played for them in their 120 years.
Anyone who wants to step into the shoes of Dame Julie Kenny, only the second female Master Cutler in the Hallamshire Company of Cutlers’ 398-year history, will have a chance to do exact that.
She has recently kicked high heels into touch and is selling off dozens of pairs, along with pieces of antique furniture, vinyl records, a ceramics collection and old golf clubs.
Several sellers have already booked their spot, said Jill, adding: “The host of business owners, lawyers, architects, accountants and directors signed up are planning to bring some really interesting items.
“And to bring in extra funds, we are asking everyone to designate one ‘treasure’ on their stall as an additional fundraiser for the Master Cutler’s Challenge.”
Wentworth Woodhouse staff will also be bringing along items from their attics and the Preservation Trust’s regular fundraising stall will also be selling items volunteers have handmade from reclaimed wood, stone and slate found at the house.
The Bring Out Your Treasure Car Boot Sale will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm on the North Lawns opposite the Stables.
A children’s treasure trail is being arranged to keep ‘little booters’ busy.