The week end Dundrum Car Boot sale is one of the more spectacular Norn Iron events bringing together traders, professional and amateur from all over the province.It is a nice little earner for the local catholic Church which owns the land including the Gaelic football pitch on and around which up to 500 cars display their wares. Everything is available at mostly very modest prices from the biggest selection of of videos you will ever see, ditto DVD's to, quite literally, the kitchen sink. Toys are a specialty and you can furnish a nursery (do people have nurseries any more) and have change from a used fiver. You can also probably buy used fivers-look out especially for the proceeds of the Norn Bank great £27 million robbery of a couple of years back. Those with Mr Gerry Adam's face on them are likely to be fake-but after the reintroduction of power sharing who knows? The pollis have taken an interest in the event from time to time tackling the illegally copied video and DVD sellers.
Huttonian particularly enjoyed the purveyor of pin ups-Cary Grant, the late Elvis P, quick and gone Beatles, Son of Man, Sacred Hearts His H the Pope. Anyone looking for HM the Queen, or the leader of the DUP would have been disappointed and it was clear to see where the stallholder was coming from, great dividewise. But judging from the image above trade was not brisk. But with a few pieces of Masonware,two videos of Tom and Jerry for grand children and ten mini doughnuts at a quid I had a good visit.
The Mournes were not visible in the Ulster Haar-but if they were this is what they would have looked like.