Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Falmouth Jumble Trail

Recently we had a flyer through the door advertising a Falmouth Jumble trail.  As we love to hear about anything going on in the local community and this looked interesting, we met up with the organiser Amy Cook and asked her a few questions;

So, what exactly is a jumble trail (what kind of stalls do you have)?

A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street. Communities co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell anything and everything! Bric-a-brac, furniture, toys, clothes, cakes, plants, artwork. It’s the perfect opportunity for a clear out, or to sell your creations. The best part is, as a stallholder you don’t have to lug all your stuff around – you just set up outside your house, what’s easier than that?!

The whole thing is coordinated online at jumbletrail.com providing visitors with a colour coded map to explore the treasure on sale in your neighbourhood. On the website, stall holders can write a description of their stall and add pictures of various items they will be selling too. 

Do they happen anywhere else?

Jumble Trail was set up in 2013, since then the idea has really caught on and now they happen all over the country at any time of year.  Clapton, London are in their 3rd year this year and already have over 180 stalls confirmed!

How did you get involved with them?

Last year I was a stall holder at the Montpelier Jumble Trail in Bristol. It was their first year and they racked up 65 stalls in total. It was a really fun day, I met lots of new people and it was lovely to see Montpelier come alive! They are holding another one this year on 21st June.

I moved to Falmouth at the end of last year. I didn’t know anyone and didn’t know the community. I wanted to feel involved in Falmouth so thought the Jumble Trail was a good place to start.
Anyone can set up a Jumble Trail! I registered on the website and the rest has been all about promotion.

How can I get involved/ How can someone get involved?

If you want to get involved as a stall holder in Falmouth then go to the website Here
Its £4 to register which covers the cost of promotion (printing flyer/posters etc). Any extra money raised will be donated to the British Heart Foundation. 

Talk to your neighbours and get them involved too. It’s good fun when you all get out there together!