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    Drove past this place a few times and noticed the roof poking over the top of the fence. Finally decided to give it a go and very happy we did!!

    Don't no much about this place and what it once was, however my Aunt lives a minute away and told me she thinks it was a farm shop once upon a time.

    On the boarder of Chingford and Waltham Abbey, it has been purchased by Atlantic and 12, 3 bed chalet bungalows are being planned for the site.

    It took a very muddy boot and a scary 'brick mountain' climb to get there, but was well worth it.

    The site contains 5 green houses, a few sheds, and 2 houses.

    No photos of the 2nd house as of yet due to what I guess is a squatter in there, but hopefully we will get some soon. Was weird walking into the building and switching the light on for it to work. Then seeing how clean it was, a hoover in the corner, TV, sofa and a fresh pair of trainers placed neatly to the side. So we left and set up a chair outside the front door, which had been moved the next day.


    Explored with Veni vidi vici and his girlfriend.



    On with the photos -


    Some form of bunker just outside the cottage.




    From what it would seem, the house was last lived in around 1984




    Bedford coat of arms - god knows what this is though, any ideas?





    Some form of phone, I think. Looks old whatever it is!! Again any knowledge would be appreciated!











    Now the site is just used as a dumping ground



    Maybe Eddie The Eagle is an explorer... Or squatter..








    Saw a fox looking lost while entering, didn't seem to bothered about running away.. Maybe he was sad about this :-(




    Once we have figured how to do the other building, there will be more pics :-)

    Cheers for looking!!


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    A scruffy shot of the lonely fox, did make me think of the crack fox From mighty boosh



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    A birds nest inside of the cabinet on the wall


    Anyone want some olive oil, just take the middle one



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    Think i'll be adding that to my list
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    Top find there. I quite like the dead fox shot, but maybe thats just me.

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    Bedford coat of arms - god knows what this is though, any ideas?




    A candle holder? Musical instrument?
    No signature due to chronic lack of imagination, creativity and wit.

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    Nice find lads well captured

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexible View Post
    Bedford coat of arms - god knows what this is though, any ideas?



    A candle holder? Musical instrument?
    No idea! Although a candle holder does seem like it could be correct.
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    Lovely old artifacts there nice pics and an interesting site thanks for posting this!
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    some great shots, what a lovely little place.
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    I've not long replaced a pair of skis made by the same manufacturer with those exact same model of bindings!

    Loving the old phone. What happened to the speaking horn mic and the speaker? They look like they've been ripped off it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    I've not long replaced a pair of skis made by the same manufacturer with those exact same model of bindings!

    Loving the old phone. What happened to the speaking horn mic and the speaker? They look like they've been ripped off it?
    Haha, proper confused me as to why there were skis!!

    Not to sure. Didn't see anything lying around, however I would take a guess that it could be in the mountains of rubbish outside the greenhouse.

    What do you make of the bunker? Any idea when that could be from just from a photo?
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    Looks like an interesting place, is the WB set to really cool on the first set of pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulPowers View Post
    Looks like an interesting place, is the WB set to really cool on the first set of pics
    Yeah, I have it set to tungsten pretty much most the time now. I like the way they come out
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    Quote Originally Posted by mersonwhoopie View Post
    No idea! Although a candle holder does seem like it could be correct.
    I doubt it's a candle holder , it was way to small. There was a box of candles in the cupboard with two really old candle holders which looked cool. Was to busy thinking about the second house tho lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexible View Post
    Bedford coat of arms - god knows what this is though, any ideas?




    A candle holder? Musical instrument?
    It is a bud vase for flowers.I need to get out more

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