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    First of all this was a random find whilst driving back from Barrow Gurney with some friends. We had just got into this site just after it had got boarded up. The pictures taken were on the second visit to the site, but on the first visit, we managed to get inside the house, but only into the basement and it was completely untouched, an old mans tools, and from what I can make of the equipment he was a bit of a fixer upper, many old machines with new electrics attached to them, was a great find and ended up visiting this place a few times within a few weeks, the pictures just don't do it any justice.

    We started making our way through a hedge that was blocked by a fence, to find a massive open rear garden. Toy bikes, guttering, and a structural wall on the side of the house, that's ready to fall down greets you. As you walk around its been heavily turbo screwed up, there's obviously a lot of possessions in this building that the family don't want people taking.



    We manage to wriggle our way through a small gap in the front garage, and find what I make to be, a Morris Minor, and an old school Ford Model T. Used tyres are strewn all over the place, white walls, off roading tyres, everything.

    We walk down to the cellar that someone has already conveniently broken in to. After climbing through we find a store room of tools, belongings and rubbish. We decided to go back out to the building out the front, which was an old shop, heavily boarded apart from one window, that has already had someone go through it. As we peered inside there was bikes everywhere, classics, ones that have been modified, and also sewing machines that have had motors installed on them.

    After having a look around we decided to leave this building in peace. There were too many double decker buses, houses with windows open, and pedestrians walking around to make it an enjoyable exploration.

    I do apologise there isn't many pictures included.





    Last edited by Snailsford; 9th Aug 17 at 08:54.
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    This place is well known to myself and many other locals. It would be a shame to see it get trashed and picked apart by the tour-bus.

    Photobucket no longer works as a photo host, so your photos do not show. You need to use imgur or preferably flickr to post photos on forums now. If you could do so and edit your thread accordingly that would be great.

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    I'm sure it won't be long before everything is robbed out of there, bit of a shame really, the gentleman that lived there seemed to be a clever chap, everything in the house was modified to take electric assistance.
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    ooh is that a 34 series 1 Morris 8
    Looks like u could of done some more pics there though!

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    Ooh, I'd love to see more. I love the name on that off licence sign. :)

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    I hope the car finds someone to restore it, a lot of work but if you have the time and money I guess!
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    I remember this place. I too spotted it on the way back from Barrow Gurney but back when the old guy lived there and the shop was 'open', and there were lots of cars abandoned out the front including a very rare Trojan van.
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    From your pics there's nothing apart from the sign worth much, Well spotted I liked it, Thanks
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    If you go on google maps, and look at it from the street view, you can see a classic cooper, and what you were talking about, the trojan van, but it had been consumed by overgrowth...
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