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Thread: Medlers Scrapyard - December 2017

  1. #11
    Join Date
    February 2008
    Rawdon Leeds


    Quote Originally Posted by Lisam69 View Post
    Any idea how owns it or how I would find out tnk u
    A search of the relevant Land Registry will give all the details. However; if land was sold by private treaty the details may not have been updated at the LR. Although a legal requirement; some people 'forget' the notification for all manner of reasons, thus the ownership trial gets somewhat muddled - in some cases I have come across it was a deliberate ploy.

  3. #12
    Join Date
    March 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by MattyR View Post
    Being my first report I cannot promise it will be of the best quality any helpful tips are welcome.

    So back in December 2017 (And a couple of photos from a April 2018) me and a few mates had a look round Medlers scrapyard tucked away in some Norfolk woodland. I didnít manage to take too many photos as we were disturbed by an angry man who chased us with a wheel barrow.

    Before the scrapyard the land it is based on was a pig farm and slaughter house which caused the death of a young man within the medlar family when a tipper lorry delivering pig feed to a shed hit a power line and electrocuted him. (A story told by the old boy who walks his dog round the old yard).

    A scrapyard was then started and owned by Lenny Medler before closing down soon after his death in 1989 after being taken over by his wife. Nature has then been reclaiming it ever since.

    As scrap metal prices have fluctuated the council have been clearing the land slowly and during a surge in scrap metal prices in 2007 much of the scrapyard was cleared.

    The land was privately auctioned in 2018 although as of August 2018 the scrapyard has remained untouched.

    The buildings from the old farm and some vehicles are still left behind although this place may not have many years left.
    Great pictures there - thanks for posting.
    We had a farm next door - uncle was there for nearly 50 years and the land bordered the Medler site.

    There are still many vehicles along that boundary but they are not often seen due to the big gap inbetween the main site and there - easiest to find by walking along the public footpath, past the red Thornycroft and then turn left at the fence line.

    IIRC the lad who died was Lenny Medler's son who was electrocuted as you said -
    Lenny also had a pet monkey for a time and many people have looked for all his money hidden on the site, presumably with the monkey skeleton nearby!!

    The carpart of the site was still in business until the early 2000's - to the right of the access road - same field as the blue ex Reynolds coach - that was generally the only bit that you were allowed in.

    Much money was offered for the commercials over the years but they wouldn't sell -

    A few pics of mine if it's ok to post in your thread?


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  5. #13
    Join Date
    August 2018


    Thanks for the extra info never heard of the hidden money. Might have to go check out those vehicles you said about.

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