Car boot trader tries to sell a COFFIN at Fenland sale
SOME weird and wonderful items are always available at car boot sales - but none more unusual than this coffin on offer at a Fenland sale.
Some thought the white coffin for sale at the Skylark Showground, near Wimblington, was inappropriate and distasteful. Others, meanwhile, saw a humorous side to the trader’s attempt to sell it.
Our photographer Brian Purdy visited the car boot on Sunday and saw the coffin for sale.
He said: “It was for sale alongside a three-piece suite, some kitchen sinks and general bric-a-brac. There was a little note on it which said it was made by some students for a project.
“Many were against it being for sale. I heard a couple say it should never have been allowed. But there were some who didn’t mind.”
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The weekly car boot is operated by husband and wife Paul and Mandy Salter, of Wimblington.
Mr Salter said: “I started running car boots in December 1984 and have worked at many places including the East of England Showground, the Norfolk Showground and Brooklands race circuit – and in all these years I’ve never seen anything like it.
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“Mandy saw the coffin and spoke to a few people about it. Some people didn’t like it, they felt it was a bit creepy, but others thought it was funny.
“But the general reaction was one of surprise.”
It is believed that the coffin did not sell.
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