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Bartering in Luxembourg, British-style

07.06.2015 From our online archive
The beloved British car boot sale tradition returned to Luxembourg City's Glacis car park on Saturday where 156 stalls sold their wares under bright blue skies.

The beloved British car boot sale tradition returned to Luxembourg City's Glacis car park on Saturday where 156 stalls sold their wares under bright blue skies.

The annual fundraising event, which is now in its 23rd year, is a chance for people to find new homes for their unwanted goods or pick up bargains on a range of items.

“As usual the stands sold out with international representation from across Luxembourg society,” British Ladies Club (BLC) co-chair Philippa Wilson told wort.lu/en, adding: “There are stands selling everything from babyware to silverware and bric-a-brac.”

All the proceeds from stall fees go to the City of Luxembourg's social fund. Meanwhile, some stallholders such as the BLC donate proceeds to a charity of their choosing.

This year they supported Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, a UK anti-domestic violence charity and Mateneen fir Kanner asbl, a Luxembourg charity.

While things were heating up on the bartering front, no doubt the bright sunshine and scorching temperatures helped to entice large crowds to the sale.

Sue Sanderson has helped organise the car boot sale for the past 15 years. In addition to ensuring it runs smoothly, each year without fail she runs her own stall.

“It's the social thing. You might meet a friend here who you've not seen for five years. You res-establish contacts,” she said. 

Find out more about the British Ladies Club in Luxembourg here www.blc.lu

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