ONE of Berkshire's oldest car boot sales has just welcomed people back after lockdown.

The car boot sale in Bath Road, Taplow first welcomed traders and the public in 1989, running for more than 30 years.

It has seen lived through many of the changes in Taplow, including the knocking down of the Bishop Centre and a new police station.

The successful car boot quickly gained momentum and is now one of the largest car boot sales in Berkshire, opening every Sunday.

READ MORE: Happy ending for 'sad looking' chocolate Labrador found on streets

Last Sunday April 18, the Giant Maidenhead-Taplow car boot sale returned with plenty of bargain hunters looking for 'treasure'.

Jack Davenport is the organiser of the car boot sale and explained what it's like to run such an event each year.

He said: "Taplow-Maidenhead Giant Car Boot has been operating since 1989 and it was one of the first Giant Car Boots to open. It has been at this site way before Sunday trading and before many of the shops on the A4 popped up.

" It is a very popular communal event and we hear from the local community how they look forward to it reopening in Spring Every year. We see many familiar faces of all ages each week from over the years together with the new faces that visit.

"Our customers feel it’s a great outdoor activity, not only where they can enjoy looking around, pick up a bargain, or make some money and recycle unwanted items, but also enjoy having something to eat or drink at the various food stalls whilst the kiddies enjoy the rides.

"It’s open from Spring to Winter (weather permitting)."

ALSO READ: The most 'inconsiderate' and 'nightmare' parking seen in Berkshire

Close up of a market stall - stock image

Close up of a market stall - stock image

The early morning car boot sale had a successful start with many visitors attending.

Mr Davenport said: "It was very busy and we have the Covid guidelines in place. "On the whole people kept to the distancing etc. A lovely atmosphere, people seemed happy to be out especially as it is outdoors, so far safer than indoor venues."

Government Covid-19 guidelines are in place at car boot sales to keep people safe and prevent people from catching coronavirus

The Giant car boot sale in Taplow and at its other side in Buckinghamshire, has made lanes wider for buyers to be able to social distance 2 metres.

Face masks are also recommended to be worn for extra precaution for yourselves and others as well as carrying hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.

Buyers are also pre warned not to touch the car boot items unless they are intending to buy.