The De Deur Auctioneers and Flea Market is situated in Cross Road - De Deur and is open every Saturday with thousands of visitors flocking in each week. The market boasts hundreds of stands, and the auction includes livestock of many kinds, as well as household goods. With over 20 fast food outlets, it offers an excellent family day out.
The auctions in De Deur were started in 1974 (33 years ago) and have since increased in size and stature. They have become a well known event for business and with traders from afar, as deep as southern Free State, Witbank, Potchefstroom, Koppies, Heidelberg, Villiers, Frankfurt ... making their way for a day's successful business.
Frank Mann, the founder of the De Deur Auctioneers, was born in Walkerville at plot 123, where the Walkerville Vet is now situated. Until a double heart bypass last year you wouldn't easily find him away from the auction on a Saturday. Although still very involved in the business, Frank is thinking of finally retiring to enjoy his days playing bowls and keeping an eye on other family projects. His daughters Terry and Debbie, along with their husbands, Julian and Neil, have been involved for the past 13 years and they will take over the running of the largest "combined auction and fleamarket" in Africa. The De Deur market is a browsers and collectors paradise. You can literally find anything - from a set of false teeth to a a 2nd hand dashboard for your car!
Until 10 years ago Frank made all the food on sale himself. His daughters convinced him to rent out the food stalls and 22 slabs were laid. Frank never really believed it would grow beyond 4 or 5 food stalls. Time proved the girls were right! today there is a waiting list.
For Goods Stands contact Julian on 082 774 9283, or the office (016) 590.1310
For Food Stands contact Debra on 082 773 0211