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The Brocante will be in various locations around the village:

There will be more than 50 mini-Brocante sites around the village.
The Brocante map will be available at strategic points around the village including the car parks and the railway station.

 One of the great traditions of France is the vide-greniers or Brocante, where you can find all manner of goods at fantastic prices. Every village or town usually has vide-greniers of some sort during the year and in many cases several. Vide-greniers literally translated means empty attics but really means garage sale and brocante literally means flea, so stands for flea market. . . ours has added real antique dealers so there will be bits from pennies to 'ouch'.

 BOOKING DEADLINE MONDAY 16TH APRIL If the organisers are informed of your location before April 16th then you will be included on the swish Brocante & Vide-Grenier folding map for people to locate you. If you decide the night before or halfway through the morning no problem – the only difference is that you will not be advertised which could be a problem getting buyers to you – so do try to plan ahead - but you can still take part even if you decide on the day.

We hope that the whole village will get involved and support this free fun day attracting visitors . Please get into the spirit and decorate homes and businesses with bunting or balloons. Clear out all your unwanted vintage/retro and antique treasures in advance, set up a table outside your home and sell to the visiting public.

 Decorate the entrance/stall to make people aware you have items to sell whether home made or antiques. Balloons help; bunting looks good, covering a table not only hides bits underneath to sell later but also looks good.

Remember the professional buyers and dealers will be around like at car boots at the crack of dawn offering to load the table, confuse you re price. To some it is a way of earning themselves more money, so do price in advance as you can always drop the price later. Have plenty of change handy.

Do put sets together beforehand ie sell them as a set. If an item has a lid, sellotape the bits together in advance as this saves parts being broken or left behind. If you have spare boxes/bags etc they are popular if somebody buys loads.

If the weather’s hot again like last time, please put a bowl of water out for dogs.

VALUATIONS Ros King at Heatons, High St, Tisbury will give valuation advice if you’re a “local” and have items that you’re not sure about – but plan ahead and bring things in plenty of time – don’t leave them until the day before when Ros will be a bit busy and unlikely to have time to talk to you.

SECURITY Be very aware. Draw the downstairs curtains; lock the doors and keep keys in your pocket. Close side gates and shut garage doors.

IF YOU ARE SELLING FROM HOME, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT SIGNPOST OR ADVERTISE YOUR VENUE UNTIL JUST BEFORE YOU’RE READY TO START. THE MAP WILL NOT SHOW EXACT LOCATIONS OF HOUSEHOLDERS TAKING PART. If anybody is pushy or rude remember YOU are in charge they want to buy from you

INSURANCES As a participant, you are responsible for your own insurance cover for loss or damage to goods or stock and additionally you are very strongly advised to have public liability insurance. Tisbury Parish Council’s public liability insurance covers the overall event, but the Parish Council’s insurance will not extend to any cover for your property or stock, or any actions or omissions for which you may be deemed personally responsible.

CONTACT DETAILS Email: brocante@tisbury-biz.co.uk
Telephone: 01747 260120
The Clerk to the Council The Reading Room (Old Library) High St, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LD

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