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    Default The Vehicle Graveyard Trail - Norfolk (January 2020)


    Welcome to my first post! This wasn't so much an explore - more something I stumbled upon by chance as part of a walk I was doing.

    These vehicles are all on display very publicly as they sit on a public right of way. I was therefore surpised to see how they'd decayed naturally and had not been the subject of vandalism. The first car I saw was this Morris Minor 1000.







    It'd clearly been sat there a while as the insides weren't in great shape (unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of this). I revisited the car a few months later and found it in pretty much the same state, albeit with more ivy weaving its way through the grill.





    Can you make out what this is? I actually, at first, walked straight past it! It was only when I took a second look from this angle that I realised it was a combine harvester, covered in brambles.


    I'd be interested to know how long this as been here and how it got there in the first place. I'm guessing it broke down and they never bothered to repair it.

    Finally, just next to the combine is this tractor. This is probably in the worst state of the lot, but I thought it still looked nice as the undergrowth enveloped it.







    There are, I think, a fair few other things dotted around the area I've yet to find. I may well revisit and document these too. In future posts I do hope to have many more pictures featured, this is just the start :) I hope you found this interesting - thanks for reading!

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    I'm slightly embarrassed to know admit to knowing this, but the Combine Harvester is a 1960's Claas Matador "Standard" (I think). When I was growing up, the Local Farmer had a Matador "Gigante'" which was the "sports/ super duper/special edition" of it's day fitted with all the bells & whistles. Happy, carefree days.

    Do you mind if I ask whereabouts in Norfolk these are? I haven't seen one in years, PM me? (They've all survived this long, I'd hate to see them vandalised now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom78 View Post
    I'm slightly embarrassed to know admit to knowing this, but the Combine Harvester is a 1960's Claas Matador "Standard" (I think). When I was growing up, the Local Farmer had a Matador "Gigante'" which was the "sports/ super duper/special edition" of it's day fitted with all the bells & whistles. Happy, carefree days.

    Do you mind if I ask whereabouts in Norfolk these are? I haven't seen one in years, PM me? (They've all survived this long, I'd hate to see them vandalised now).
    That's really interesting to hear, I wouldn't have had a chance in even guessing the make/model so thanks for the insight! Currently you aren't able to receive PM's but you may try and message me if you wish :)

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    Somebody really should enquire about buying and restoring that Moggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter View Post
    Somebody really should enquire about buying and restoring that Moggy.
    Iv got one lurking in my garden! unfortunately there are wort very little in this state
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter View Post
    Somebody really should enquire about buying and restoring that Moggy.
    It's a waste yeah...I beleive the old bloke who lives in the house next to this path owns it. I can't imagine he'd sell it on anytime soon!

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    That's an excellent first post.
    I like the look of this.
    Nice one
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    That's an excellent first post.
    I like the look of this.
    Nice one
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    So good I seem to have said it twice ��
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbolt View Post
    That's an excellent first post.
    I like the look of this.
    Nice one
    Thank you!

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