Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 25th September, 2019)
Most of what you can see on the top row are Porches.
Poet, the church clock's still correct, I checked it at midnight.
A lot of spare parts in that pile of scrap.
Driver's who can't handle powerful cars end up here.
Some cars are too powerful for some
I suspect. But it's all about image and whose looking at me when I drive past.
No words needed, a picture that speaks volumes sadly.
Nice and tidy racking system ,shame about the overgrown kerbside, cut backs i expect ,excuse the pun.
Good photo Poet.
Poet, the church clock is correct, unfortunately my post midnight spelling isn't, the cars are Porsches, and, as you will know, porches are located in front of a building not at the top of 20 feet of steel racking.
VERONICA, you aint seen the half of it, what you can see on the photo is just 10/15% of the true picture.
I expect so Roy... But I wonder how many where involved with a cyclist to end up there.
Not many, or any I suspect..Every car will have a story attached.
Veronic sums it up perfectly.
No wonder insurance is sky-high.
Hopeful they do get crushed and not welded together.
Well done Roy. I'm sure you'll check it again tonight. You're quite an Owl , which is proper for a Standisher.
Howard P,..., nice to see you back on here mate. No....Seriousky,....err!....Apologies, as It appears that I may have momentarily and inadvertently reverted back to the language of my Eastern European heritage......but it's genuinely nice to see you back again pal.
All the best.... Ozky.....Oh bugger!
Scrapyards seem to be a lot better organized than they were in my youth.
In those days they just piled them on top of one another and you had to risk life and limb to get the bit that you needed.
It always seemed that the bit you wanted was on the wreck at the top of the pile.
I suppose this yard would be a bit more upmarket than the ones that I used to frequent. There doesn’t seem to be many Mini’s or Cortina's in there.
Verges are left uncut for the bees, not cut backs.
Tut! Tut!, Veebs, I despair, I really do. You haven't been taking English lessons from the Shevvy Thunderbolt by any chance have you?
I'll mark it down as a typo on this occasion, but be aware,.... I've got my eye on you, and if it happens again you'll be standing in the corner facing the wall until playtime.
Well Poet CARnage is the appropriate description
Blimey DTease, Minis and Cortinas?, where were you living..........Chelsea?....
I used to get the bits for my old Austin Somerset from Gypsy Wade's scrapyard by the side of the old Sankey navigation at Winwick Quay.
The parts weren't that expensive either.
In fact, on occasions, I'd shove the bits through the gaps in the railings, then go back for them later, when everyone had gone home. They don't come much cheaper than that do they ?
Happy days eh?.... Strewth, but we didn't have a bloody penny did we?
I loved Mini’s Ozy. Me and my brother (Or is it my brother and I? ( I’m trying to get it right cos I don’t want to stand in the corner facing the wall) used to buy them from people who were (or is it where?) selling up before the MOT was due.
We did them up with parts from Bill Taylor’s Scrapyard which was situated over by the Wutchie and got a ticket for them.
I used mine for getting to work and back. It was almost as cheap as getting the bus and even better, it meant I got an extra hour in bed every morning.
Only problem was they tended to be a tad unreliable, especially in winter.
Many’s the morning I had to set the thing rolling down the hill were I live and pray that the beggar fired up before I reached the bottom.
It must be the Michael effect! Where,were,wear, and we're!
I remember that scrapyard DTease, although I never went in there at that time.
I sometimes walk past the place but rarely see any signs of life, although I did speak to a lad in a Land Rover a while back who lives locally and reckons to keep an eye on things.
I don't know who owns it now, but the place appears to be well maintained with the grass always tidily mown and the fencing well creosoted.
The interesting thing for me though, is the fact that there's still an old Ruston Bucyrus crane lying there, probably used when the scrapyard was operational.
It could well be an RB18 but it's difficult to tell as it's partially sheeted over.
I wouldn't mind seeing a photo of yon thing.
Maybe with your extensive local influence you could wangle an access all areas one day pass, take a photo, then stick it on here?What do you reckon Cobber?
Ozy, I don't get over that way much these days but I seem to remember taking a few pictures of the yard and the area around, although I wouldn't know if your crane would be on any of them.
If I come across them I will certainly put them on here.