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    Been covered a few times but lets start with the obligatory across the rails pic, was a drizzley grey day at the time of our visit.



    What little history there is about this place has been covered already so I wont go into that much, but essentially this has been used as a private dwelling ever since its closure sometime in the 60's



    For me the owners obviously link with cars was the main interest here, with some memorabilia still left leaning towards Bugatti ownership.

    I noted some things have gone since prev reports which is sad but inevitable.





    A very well organised draw full of car bulbs, the prev resident was clearly passionate.











    Ghost Numberplates from some vehicles evident here.



    Being a cyclist the old road bike was interesting, & I loved the wodden handle brass track pump.





    The house itself is pretty dull inside but has some lovely architectural features.















    The barns & caravan are interesting & it spears a separate family lived in one of the caravans with a child cot in the end room.

    Unfortunately we were loosing light by this point so no pics from inside there!







    Sorry had more pics there than I thought, thanks for looking!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    That peugeot racing bicycle could be renovated. I have a spare seat in my shed. That pump could be renovated as wel because you don't get those nowadays but in my early days of cycling my mates grandad had one of those pumps and they were better than the imported rubbish you get now.
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    Love the old radio and tape deck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    That peugeot racing bicycle could be renovated. I have a spare seat in my shed. That pump could be renovated as wel because you don't get those nowadays but in my early days of cycling my mates grandad had one of those pumps and they were better than the imported rubbish you get now.
    Agreed I would have it, I have a 70s concord delux road bike in amongst my collection somewhere!
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    Hi folks.

    Odd to see this place again, particularly as I'm not really into this stuff and more or less just chanced upon this post. Thought I'd register and share at least some of what I know, in any case.

    My friend's parents lived here. I believe the father ran a haulage business from the outbuildings at some point way back, they were both well into retirement age when I met them, mid to late 1990s or so. He retired on the proceeds and did indeed love his vintage cars. He had a collection of sorts kept in the outbuildings.

    I don't know my cars (vintage or otherwise) at all I'm afraid, so can't be of much use there, apart from a quick search around says he certainly had one of these, or something that looked very much like one. I know because I got driven to Wales in it! I can remember them being sold off some years back after he passed.

    My friend sadly passed away too a couple of years back, and as far as I know, apart from her young son (the cot in the caravan ;)) there are no surviving family or relations at all. The place has just been left to whatever happens in these circumstances.

    At it's heart is a sad tale, but essentially the owner died and no one was in a position to take the place on.

    Rest in peace Abigail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubs7 View Post
    Hi folks.

    Odd to see this place again, particularly as I'm not really into this stuff and more or less just chanced upon this post. Thought I'd register and share at least some of what I know, in any case.

    My friend's parents lived here. I believe the father ran a haulage business from the outbuildings at some point way back, they were both well into retirement age when I met them, mid to late 1990s or so. He retired on the proceeds and did indeed love his vintage cars. He had a collection of sorts kept in the outbuildings.

    I don't know my cars (vintage or otherwise) at all I'm afraid, so can't be of much use there, apart from a quick search around says he certainly had one of these, or something that looked very much like one. I know because I got driven to Wales in it! I can remember them being sold off some years back after he passed.

    My friend sadly passed away too a couple of years back, and as far as I know, apart from her young son (the cot in the caravan ;)) there are no surviving family or relations at all. The place has just been left to whatever happens in these circumstances.

    At it's heart is a sad tale, but essentially the owner died and no one was in a position to take the place on.

    Rest in peace Abigail.
    Wow thats amazing info, its really a shame this place cant be passed onto the child in question, surely someone has a claim to it, it seems unfair that this would just go to the state!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Awesome photo's and 'dub's'. Thanks for sharing your memories

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