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Atari games console (original) with 5 controllers and 20+ games £65 Tel: 01376 320549

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deals on wheels Electric Pride Go wheelchair cost £1495 new accept £500 ono Tel: 01787 461066 Rascal Electric 388 mobility scooter used 4 times only


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Kings Head At Gosfield

The Street, Gosfield Halstead, Essex CO9 1TP Tel: 01787 474016 e: mark@thekingsheadgosfield.co.uk www.thekingsheadgosfield.co.uk

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It’s our 6th Annual Beer Festival at The Kings Head at Gosfield Celebrating Real Ales from all over East Anglia 28th March - 30th March 2014 Live Music on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March (from 8.30) Takeaway Beer Available BBQ throughout Friday evening and all day Saturday Sunday Night Quiz 30th March at 8 p.m. Competition to win a barrel of beer

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'07808 778323 /01787 224727 £250 ono Tel: 01787 269497 BSA Bantam h/duty forks £60 Bantam front wheel £15 Bantam top £10 TY175 Hub/brake plate/rim spindle rear £125 Tel: 07787760598 Car roof bars for sale. Black car roof bars style to fit car with roof rails with 4 locks for added security and keys excellent condition £75. Tel no 07941809919 Powered Wheelchair Quickie Rumba Powered Wheelchair, good condition.Price £400 ono Tel: 01376 321790 Mobility Walker - Topro Troja 150. Four wheels plus basket. Ex. Cond. £30 ono Tel: 01376 408105

diy 2 exterior doors. 1 2’6” wide 1 2’9” wide. Hardwood 1/2 glass and panelled. Mahogany plus furniture and keys. £25 the pair Tel: 01787 460117 9” brushed chrome bar handles £10 for all 3 Tel: 07941145096

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electrical Multi meter electric new £10 Tel: 01787 461195 Circular ceiling light (new) 10 1/2” diam £8 Tel: 01787 222839 Electric Fire £30 01376 347950 Vax 613 it 3in1 multivax dry vacuum and carpet washer £40.00 01376 335329

furniture 4 Dining room chairs leather look £45 ono vgc Tel: 01787 460294 3 Seater Sofa/matching storage Pouffe. Jumbo cord with brown leather effect, 2 scatter cushions, vgc. Modern & comfortable - £300 o.n.o Tel: 07780815132 Extending Solid Wood Dining Table ttractive with Decorative Legs GC £100 o.n.o Tel: 07780815132

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garden Fish pond 8ft x 5ft 10” depth 2 ft £250 ono Tel: 01376 348017

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1 Market Hill Halstead Essex CO9 2AR

Tel: 01787 477222

Kitchen Zanussi ZCF top loading chest freezer, adjustable thermostat VGC £35 ono Tel: 07876338583 Dishwasher, counter top Bosch vgc £40 Tel: 01787 474688 Ken Hom Wok 13” gc £10 Kenwood chef/major large mincer attachment A940 fits model nos KM300 KM400 KM410 KM600 KM800 KM810 £5 Tel: 01787 473619 Russell Hobbs Classic White Range Health Grill, Model 9263 It has cooking plates, drip tray and indicator light. Comes with instruction book. Used twice. £2.00 Tel: (01621) 816898 Tefal deep fat fryer never used (unwanted gift) £10.00. Tel: 07989 805432 Microwave plum/aubergine colour from next brand new still in box cost £60 will accept £40 Tel: 07767773559 Fridge / Freezer Hotpoint FFA52P Frost Free Fridge Freezer, 2 yrs old Price £100 Tel: 01376 321790 Brand New Sadlor Coffee set - Harvest Gold - original box - £10.00 Brand New, original box - All Round Grater 5 detachable attachments - £5.00 Tel: 07964 801317

P Fitzgerald Building & Maintenance All types of building work undertaken Kitchens, Bathrooms, Extensions and all associated work including Plastering, Plumbing, Tiling and decorating. Fully insured with 35 years experience. No job too small.

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miscellaneous 1200 foreign coins £50 ono Staple gun new boxed £9.00 Treright 26cm T cutter £70 Tel: 01787 461195 Over 1000 coloured recipe cards delicious meals made easy £10 Tel: 01787 222839 Flight Case, 4U (approx. size 21” x 22”), £25.00 o.n.o. Mans Sekonda Watch, shows date, moving dial to front, spare links, Instructions, needs battery £3.00 Mans Gianni Sabatini Watch, original box, stopwatch, Instructions, spare links, needs battery £3.00 tel: 07964 801317

music, Leisure & BOOKS Digital camera £10 Telo: 01787 222839 CD’s All sorts from the 1920 up to days good cond. All at £1 each. Tel: 01787 461444 Electronic Keyboard and music stand - Casio CTK240, hardly used and boxed £65 or nearest offer. Tel: 07793828434 18” Samsung LED TV with padded carry case £125 used in caravan, now changed to motorhome. Goodmans Freesat Receiver. Works on 12v or 240v. £40 01787 880421 Twilight saga all 5 DVD’s £4 07810 033481 Tel: 01787 478878 • BITS & BOBS . 21


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Part of the crystal waters group Voted Halstead’s Best market stall of the year

Visit our Stall on Halstead High Street

Every Friday High Quality English and Continental Seafood Home Smoked Produce

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Situated in a pleasant countryside vilage north of Earls Colne and Halstead. The Kings Head Pebmarsh offers real ale, good food and a warm welcome Kings Head - The Street - Pebmarsh - Halstead CO9 2NH 01787 267942

Open all day from 10.30 am Tuesday to Sundays Serving food from 12 to 2.30 and 6 to 9. Sundays 12 to 6pm www.facebook.com/kingsheadpebmarsh

pets corner Car dog guard like the one in Argos cat no15722939. £15 ono.Tel no 07941089919

sOFT FURNISHINGS Chocolate Brown Faux Silk Curtains Silver Eyelet Top Immaculate 66 x 72” - £15 Tel: 07780815132 Curtains - Beige - Ring topped complete with tiebacks Size 66” wide x 54” drop - £10.00 Linda Barker Wall paper - White background with pink flowers - 3 rolls - £5.00 the lot Wall paper white with black flowers - 3 rolls - £5.00 the lot Tel: 07964 801317 Mid blue velvet curtains thermal lined 54” drop 66” wide £20 heavy lined door curtain caligraphy design/ cream 90” drop 88” width £40 Tel: 07941145096

sports Golf pulltrolley 3 wheel “Titleist” make top quality ex. con many extras £15 ono Tel: 01787 478578 Exercise bike Hi Mark international good cond £30 ono Tel: 01787 222839 Dumbells - 1.25 kg x 4, 2.5 kg x 4 and hand bar- £10.00

Tel: 07793828434 Freestanding Reebok Basketball net - £30.00 ono. BMX helmet £7.00 (still in box hardly used) Tel: 07989 805432 Golf clubs 8 irons, 1 driver, 1 driving wedge, putter, s/ wedge, p/wedge golf bag and trolly £35 the Lot. Tel: 01376 347686 Body Sculpture Mat - £5.00 Tel: 07964 801317

wanted Sunncamp Swift XL caravan porch awning. Needs to be in vcg and complete with poles, pegs and guys. Please ring 07738376118 LOST gold hoop earring in Halstead area Tel: 01787 475646

Wanted

Dinky and Corgi Toys 01787 469939 Business Cards Designed and printed 500 £55 1,000 £65

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TRADE IN

£40 OFF £40 off any complete specs, when you trade in ANY old pair. Offer ends 30th April. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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