A DONATED yard of ale glass and an original vinyl of Bill Haley classic Rock around the Clock were some of the quirky finds for grabs at the mega jumble sale.

Shoppers raised £1,359 for Colchester Arts Centre’s springboard project to get more young bands to perform at the venue.

It was two years ago the arts entre last hosted the event which director Anthony Roberts described as “chaotic and thoroughly enjoyable”.

He said: “We don’t see jumble sales anymore. When I was growing up they were all over the place so it seemed fun to do.

“A lot of volunteers are needed to make the jumble sale happen as well as donations and we were overwhelmed by people’s generosity.

“The idea of recycle, reuse and repair is very much in the spirit of the arts centre.”

An antique tennis table, pool table, iPod, sheet music, ski boots and roller skates all found their way into the hall where hundreds of items were on sale at bargain prices.

Anthony added: “A yard of ale is very rare to see now so that was kind of Chris Dobrowolski to offer.

“I don’t know why they disappeared.

“The Rock around the Clock vinyl wasn’t the first edition but it’d be worth at least £12.

“There were some really nice things available to buy so I’d like to thank everyone who helped us make it so successful.”