Stockbridge Colonies Yard Sale~Sunday 15th May 2011
How lucky we were that the weather stayed dry and the wind wasn’t too threatening! Amazingly, given that we’ve always been very dependent on pedestrian traffic crossing the (currently closed) footbridge from Rocheid Path and with all the upheaval of the flood defence works, we’re delighted that this year’s sale broke all our former records. More residents participated than ever and the variety of stock on sale (see below) was larger than ever too. With our pretty poster in the local media, shops, notice boards, schools, clubs, gyms… and postings on Facebook and Twitter… nearly everyone in Stockbridge was well aware of our popular fund-raising event – and they poured in with their friends from further afield too!
Home-baked cakes continued to top the list of favourite purchases and the demand always seems insatiable, with our communal cake stall having totally sold out within 90 minutes! We’re very grateful to everyone who contributed to it by baking and donating all the proceeds to the Residents’ Association. Other great successes this year were an unusual book stall, the tombola with prizes all donated by residents and which raised a record-breaking amount of £400. The Residents’ Association is very grateful for the donations, as a proportion of the vendors’ profits, which amounted to £525. It is only with this income that we can provide prizes for our annual garden competition and print hard copies of Newsline for every household and pay for occasional meeting room hire during the year. The funds raised in previous years have enabled us to install the pair of new benches on The Snakey too, for which a commemorative plaque will soon be engraved.
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in our yard sale in 2011 and we look forward to another successful and memorable event next May, once again on the same day as the Botanics plant sale!
What was on where!
- Reid Terrace – 26 ~ beads, bric a brac, clothing & costumes, boxes of fairy lights
- Hugh Miller Place – 24 ~ good quality clothes & accessories + household items
- Rintoul Place – 14 ~ baking, crafts, books and odds & ends
- Colville Place – 4 ~ eggs (freshly hand painted!), bric-a-brac, jam, plants
- Colville Place – 19 ~ clothes, toys, books and DVD’s
- Collins – 29 ~ golf balls, tools, plant pots, signs, artists materials, frames, cards, OS maps…
- Collins – 15 ~ bikes, cameras, LPs, golf trolley, bric-a-brac etc
- Balmoral – 17 ~ framed watercolours & photos, cool refreshments, home baking, books, bric-a-brac
- Balmoral – 19 ~ maps, books, kitchenware
- Balmoral – 9 ~ hand-made cards & Colonies postcards & home baking
- Balmoral – 10 ~ furniture, books, plants, baking, clothes, crafts
- Dunrobin -16 ~ home-baked cakes
- Dunrobin – 30 ~ face painting
- Dunrobin – 6 ~ hand-made cards and hats
- Teviotdale Place – 23 ~ tombola with fantastic prizes
- Teviotdale Place -25 ~ absolutely all sorts inc jewellery, small tables, furniture, 1950s & ’60s retro stuff & garden furniture
- Teviotdale Place – 26 ~ toys, general household items & ‘Alterations by Berni’ (clothes alterations)
- Teviotdale Place – 28 ~ general household items, possibly artwork too
- Teviotdale Place – 2~ craft stuff, bric-a-brac & books
- Teviotdale Place – 9 ~ teas and home baking
- Avondale Place – 23 ~ buns, beads & bric-a-brac
- Avondale Place – 12 ~ clothes, jewellery & handbags
- Bell Place – 27 ~ toys, interesting & unusual books & general household items
- Glenogle House – 7 ~ general household items
- Glenogle Terrace – 2 ~ textiles, silks, wool for needlework etc
- Bell Place bridge – plants