Car boot season is upon us and the new organisers of a returning Norfolk event said they are surprised by the community feel at their weekly car boot sale.

The Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot Sale returned on Easter weekend, now under the helm of Philip and Karen Welsby. 

The duo, who also run Great Yarmouth Comic Con, said they were inspired to take on the events after Julie's Car Boot announced it would not be returning this year.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Karen and Philip Welsby at Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot.Karen and Philip Welsby at Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot. (Image: Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot)"It was sad to see that, as it had been really popular," said Mr Welsby.

"And with the ongoing cost of living crisis, people need affordable options for household items. And not only that, but car boots are a great free activity for people to bring their families to.

"We are really pleased to see how busy our car boots have been so far. We're trying to make it as much of a community as we can, and I think people appreciate that a lot." 

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Mr and Mrs Welsby said their car boot raises money for the Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Trust and they offer a free pitch for a different charity each week.

"We have been pleasantly surprised by the support we have received so far," Mr Welsby said.

"Even last Sunday - when the weather was not very good - had 40 stalls on the ground. People clearly like car boot sales and the racecourse is the best possible venue for one.

"The ground is well-maintained, the managers are really helpful and there's space for 2,000 people in their cars. We are positive this event will continue to grow."

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot runs every Sunday until the end of September. The car boot opens from 6.30am for traders and 7am for buyers until around noon.

For more information, visit Great Yarmouth Racecourse Car Boot on Facebook.