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Looking For Second Hand Shops In Lakenheath, England

My daughter will soon be moving to Lakenheath, (near Cambridge) England. We were wondering if thrift shops, second hand stores, used book shops etc. are called any thing different there.

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It might seem a bit odd to ask this, but she adores these places and is really fretting over not being able to get her "fix". (I know, I know -google it). But I thought I'd try our overseas friends first, and if anyone has names of actual shops in/around there, GREAT!

doodles

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By janie (Guest Post)
April 22, 20080 found this helpful

Oh, don't worry - we have plenty of 'charity shops!' here!

Several different national charitys run them such as the Red Cross, British Heart Foundation, CLIC etc and each area will also have plenty of local stores for local charitys too - and these ones tend to be cheaper than the national ones. HTH!

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By Hannah (Guest Post)
April 22, 20080 found this helpful

Brits love second-hand as much as Americans. Tell her to try the Oxfam Stores, Churches generally call their second hand sales "Jumble Sales", and Boot sales are very popular as well. However, a boot, is the trunk of the car in Britain, so they have sales from those often in seaside towns.

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By JENNY (Guest Post)
May 5, 20080 found this helpful

Second hand shops tend to be called charity shops and they are such a treasure trove! happy shopping!

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June 6, 20100 found this helpful

Oh yes, we have lots of charity (thrift) stores here, apart from the national ones already mentioned and the car boots there are smaller independant ones. In Cambridge they tend to be a bit more expensive as Cambridge is an upmarket area but there are thrift shops in Lakenheath, Mildenhall really good ones in Bury st Edmunds and Newmarket. Yep you have guessed correctly, I am a thrift shop shopper. Hope your daughter settles into Lakenheath and East anglia its a great place to live.

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