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    Default Car GraveYard, Cambridgeshire, May 11


    If you go down to the woods today....


    This site has been on UrbanX & my 'to do' list for quite a while now.
    We have not been able to find out anything about this site. If anyone knows it & has any info it would be nice to hear it!

    We knew roughly where in the woods the site was but was not really sure what to expect. We started off on the foot path in the direction of the woods & the deeper we got into the woods more & more was becoming visable.

    A car door leant against a tree:



    Or a whole car hiding in the undergrowth! :



    A lot of the vehicles are so old that we are not sure what they are! :



    We also came across what looks to be an old delivery van:



    The contents was lots of trays:



    One of them was labelled L.C.T Factory:



    Does anyone have any ideas about this van?

    We also found caravans.

    Caravans peely paint:



    A trike:



    & lots more cars:



    Skoda? :









    Mini? :



    Tax disc dated 1990:





    Thanks to UrbanX for a good explore & for finding out about this site :)

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    Looks like a great place for a good wander. Some very nice finds.
    I was intrigued by the Singer car, as I hadn't heard of them before. According to Wiki (no citation, though) the company stopped manufacturing in 1970 and the one you found wasn't one of the last to be produced...so it's fairly old.
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    Great place and photo's , the first two look like a ford Anglia and an Avenger and yes that was a mini and I noticed an A35, quite a collection. Singer were part of the Roots group.
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    Fantastic collection of images here! :)

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    Excellent photos as usual Em! I'll post mine up this afternoon, thanks for a lovely explore!
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    In a sleepy village in Cambridgeshire lays the remains of an eccentric hoarders life.
    This isnít a commercial scrap yard, nor even a dumping place. These are projects. Put aside for a rainy day, or until the right part turns up. They are not stacked in piles, they are parked sparsely around the site, which has now grown into a mature woodland; rewarding explorers who dare to venture a little further into the woods.



    If anyone can help identify these cars, please feel free to comment:

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    Gotta love this grille:


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    Love this old Vauxhalls expression of pain


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    12. There was also this van:


    Side on, you can see it is still full of hundreds of identical metal boxes


    The boxes found inside:




    Can anyone date these reg plates?




    There was also a caravan, still packed with possessions:


    13. Itís not just motor vehicles, check out the trike on the roof!


    UrbanXís new ride:


    I did manage find a bit of derelict building to explore on the site, sort ofÖ


    There were a few interesting bits around it tho:
    Bottles:


    Old Cigarette crate


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    Nice pics! Love picture 11 :)

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    Gutted about the mk1 Escort!

    Pic 1 is an Austin Allegro
    Pic 2 looks like an Austin A30 Countryman Estate
    Pic 4 is a Hillman Avenger
    Pic 5 is a Ford Anglia
    Pic 6 is a "sit up & beg" Ford Popular 103E
    Pic 8 is a seriously banana'd Vauxhall Chevette
    Pic 9 is a Triumph Dolomite
    Pic 12 is a Ford Thames 400E
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    You forgot number 10 which looks like another A35, brilliant photo's Urban X makes you feel as though your stood there. :)
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    Excellent photos and write up UrbanX.

    Thanks for the info on the cars you guys and girls have shared :)

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