Pauls Promotions has been organising traditional community car boot sales in Taunton and surrounding areas since 1998.
Our first Car Boot Sale opened way back in November 1998, this event was known as 'Paul's Indoor Boot Sale' and was held weekly at the Taunton YMCA; we use to run these car boot sales during the months when the weather was wet and cold. During the summer months of 1999 we opened across the road at the Taunton Town Football Club using their car parks for car boot sales, these events were always successful.
We sadly lost the contract at Taunton Town Football Club in 2001 when a rival car boot organiser took over. However, us losing out to this this contract opened up to bigger and better opportunities, with Taunton's Biggest Car Boot being established, the venue being Prockters Farm. We still operate from this venue today and have a great working relationship with Mark and Jackie Besley. The Prockters Farm Car Boot Sale attracts over 400 sellers and 1000's of bargain hunters on a dry sunny Sunday and now has planning permission to operate on Sundays and Public Holidays from beginning of February until the end of November.
In 2007 our Saturday Afternoon Car Boot sale was established at the BASC Ground in Burnham On Sea, this car boot sale is very popular with the holiday makers as the venue is right on the main holiday route and has been known to attract over 200 stalls during the children's holidays.
During 2008 our Friday evening Car boot Sale was established at The Taunton Academy (St Augustines site), this car boot is still operated today and is very popular as is situated on a big housing estate.
During 2009 we launched a brand new Car Boot at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, this venue was held once month, but was often cancelled due to the good old British weather!, sadly this event was not continued.
Late in the summer of 2010 we were asked to start a new Sunday Afternoon Car Boot Sale at West Bagbourgh, but sadly this Car Boot Closed after two months due to lack of support.
2011 brought new challenges for us as event organisers when we took over the management of an all weather venue in North Petherton. Things sadly did not work out for us as a company and we left in April 2012.
2012 well what a year! We started the year by operating Saturday Car Boot Sales at Taunton Town Football Club, which did not get the support we would of liked due to weather, then our main Summer season began and so did the rain! Never did we see a year like it for cancellations, lets all hope for a dry 2013!
New venues are being looked at all the time, so please watch this space, and if you're a land owner with some land being unused, please contact us for a visit to your site!
Happy Car Booting!
Paul Stewart (Organiser)