Jumble Sale


Goosnargh Village Hall PR3 2BH

Saturday 19th March

Doors Open at 11am

Good as New, Toys, Books, Bric-a-Brac, etc.


Goods left over go to the Third World Aid Programme.

Delicious Refreshments

Village Hall, Church Lane, Goosnargh PR3 2BH

Enquiries Tel: 01772 865546 or 07484231549

Jumble Sale

Our next Festival Good As New Jumble Sale is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th October at Goosnargh Village Hall.

Obviously, under the present situation regarding Covid 19 we cannot guarantee that we can hold it on that day but if we can’t, the committee intends to hold it at the very earliest opportunity afterwards. So we ask all our regulars and friends to keep a ‘look-out’ for an announcement on the Festival website, Facebook page and local press; and please, please hang on to all your jumble!

Jumble Update

Thank you for all your help & support for the Festival’s Autumn Jumble Sale. I’m delighted to let you know that we raised around £1100 which, considering the awful
weather on Friday and Saturday, is just brilliant.

All the dealers were well satisfied and everyone took a date slip for the next sale on March 16th 2019 – they say they really look forward to our sale and the sandwiches & cake are much appreciated!

The clearer gave £108 for the left over clothes, books & shoes which will go to various aid programmes both here and abroad and we took bric-a-brac and toys to the YMCA and other local charity outlets.

Thanks to Alex for overseeing everything and to Festival Queens Romilly and Niamh and their supporters Beth, Sadie & Matthew for pitching in so willingly.

Just 2 weeks now to Alex’s Hallowe’en Spectacular on Friday 26th October from 5.30pm in the Village Hall. Don’t miss this – Alex is pulling out all the stops and promises his best ever Hallowe’en Disco Party with fun & games and lots of prizes to be won. Adults are welcome to bring along your own wine, beer etc.

Good as New Jumble Alert

Festival Autumn Sale Saturday 13th October

The Festival Committee needs your help once more to ensure the success of our Autumn Good as New Jumble Sale, a major fund raiser for the Festival.

Please take this opportunity to recycle unwanted good quality clothing, giftware, books, shoes, bags, bric-a-brac etc etc.

Good-as New items are particularly welcome and rest assured that all goods unsold on the day are collected and distributed to aid programmes & local charity shops.

If you enjoy baking, your donations to the refreshments stall will be most welcome.

Donations may be brought to Goosnargh Village Hall PR3 2BH on Friday afternoon, 12th October 2.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturday 13th October up to 10am. The Sale opens at 11am.

Please note:
There will be a door to door collection around the core of the village on Friday afternoon. Please label bags clearly for collection.

Thank you for your support!

2019 Update

Selection Day 2019 with a concert taking place in Goosnargh Village Hall in the afternoon, is Sunday February 3rd 2019.

Make a note of the date now and join us as we celebrate the launch of our new Festival year. The theme for the festival will be “Flights of Fancy” – 2019 is 100 years since the first powered flights crossed the Atlantic.

A reminder also that our Autumn Jumble Sale 2018 is Saturday 13th October and Alex Johnson’s Hallowe’en Extravaganza 2018 is Friday 26th October.

Jumble Sale

Brilliant News!

I am delighted to let you know that the Spring Jumble Sale on Saturday raised £1490.

As you know this is a major fund raiser for the Whitsuntide Festival and we are well on track for our White Doves Festival Day, 2nd June, commemorating the centenary of the ending of WW1.

Huge thanks to the Community of Goosnargh & Whittingham. Once again,  the superb quality of the donated goods has most definitely put this event on the Dealers’ maps and we thank them for braving the cold on a very difficult day for travelling.

With masses of support to sort the jumble, run the stalls and clear away we were finished in record time, and all left over items are now on their way to local and international aid agencies. Thank you to our army of volunteer helpers who support the Committee so magnificently and particular congratulations to the Good as New team – £400 was raised on that stall alone!

Special thanks to Retiring Queen Niamh and her sister Roisin (Festival Queen 2016) and Festival Queen Elect Romilly plus new Princesses Sadie and Isobel and friend Beth for pitching in to help with such enthusiasm.

If you sent in some jumble, baked a cake, helped with the leaflet drop or contributed your support in any other way – THANK YOU!

We are now signing on Maypole Dancers, first rehearsal 4.45pm Thursday 12th April in the Village Hall PR3 2BH.

If you are thinking of entering the Decorated Float competition help and advice is available and there are photo’s on the website www.whitfestival.com to spark your imagination.

For entry forms for the Decorated Floats and vehicles or the Shops, Houses & Wheelbarrows competition and lots of friendly advice just call in at The Chippy – it’s not too early to start planning!

Autumn Jumble Sale

The Autumn jumble sale raised a fabulous £1489.38

Once more it was down to the generosity of the local community that goods donated proved attractive to the buyers and we are particularly grateful to all who gave up their Saturday to help us with the selling and clearing. We counted 20 non- committee members working on the various stalls and we are immensely grateful – we could not do it without you! You may have noticed a team of young Police Cadets working with us. They were brought along by PC Chris Banks and did a splendid job assisting in all sorts of ways. Thanks also to Festival Queens Niamh & Roisin, Beth and young Thomas for all your help.

Visitors from Canada & Jumble Sale Success

Visitors from Nova Scotia

Our surprise visitors from Kentville Nova Scotia, Laura Churchill Duke, husband David (who took the picture) and children Daniel and Thomas.

“We cannot thank you enough for your amazing hospitality yesterday in Goosnargh! We have been raving about our trip to everyone who will listen!”
                               –  Laura Churchill Duke

In a space of just a few hours the family met villagers preparing for the jumble sale, including Andy and Be Thiele (pictured with Steph and David Butters) visited St Mary’s Church & Goosnargh Oliverson’s, enjoyed Fish and Chips from Jill at Goosnargh Chippy and visited Tom and Mary Ibison in their cottage.

Laura had prepared questions about our Festival and the Community and will be writing and broadcasting back home in Nova Scotia. The children attend KCA (Kings County Academy) in Kentville and remember our visits in connection with the Twinning.

Thank you to all who sent cards, information etc at such short notice.

Jumble News

Record Breaker!!!
Wow! Massive thanks to the Community for your amazing generosity. The goods donated set us on track to beat all previous totals for the Jumble Sale which raised over £1500!

Thank you to all our volunteer helpers, the hard work most certainly paid off; and very special thanks to those who coped with the challenging task of charity shopping the last of the unsold goods once the clearer had left.

Our next Sale is on Saturday 14th October 2017 – please put the date in your diaries now.

Overheard at the Sale:

“Look what he’s bought! Motorcycle leathers! He’s going to kill himself now!!”