By Noah Roberts
The weather stayed dry and fine as more than 100 homes took part in the second annual Farsley Yard Sale on Sunday, 17 September.
Resident Tracey Perkins, who has lived in Farsley all her life, and neighbour Craig Farrell both opened up their driveways. Tracey and her daughter Leah were keeping visitors to the Newlands happy by providing free cups of tea.
Mike Channing, who lives on Parkside, had amongst his fishing gear retro 1990’s Beanos for sale.
Buyers could purchase maps to show locations of the homes taking part from the hub in the Samual Marsden memorial gardens on Farsley Town Street. Volunteers were also serving a delicious selection of pastries courtesy of the newly opened Fat Pigeon bakery, which is based off Broad Lane, a few doors away from Bramley Baths. Some buyers chose to drive around the sale and were able to go access digital maps from the yard sale.
Jo McSweeney and her sister were shocked when celebrity collector Lindsay Bentley turned up at their garage to have a browse.
Lindsay is famous for having bought a watch for five pounds which she later sold on eBay for £1,000.
Jo and her sister plan to use the money raised from their garage sale to buy a much sought after ‘squish mellow’ soft toy for their niece.
Farsley Yard Sale was a success thanks to the local residents who are volunteer organisers. They were really pleased that over 100 homes took part this year. After such an amazing turn out everyone is looking forward to next year’s Farsley yard sale.