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    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.

    History:
    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.






































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    Thanks for the post, apologies for the confusion via email.

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    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.

    History:
    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.



































    Good job keep it up Medlers Scrapyard - December 2017

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    You probably ran into old man Medler as he doesn't take too kindly to people on the land - I ran into a friend of the family and his son last year when I was there and they didn't mind at all.
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    Love this place, must head back

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    You made a decent job of that Matty, I enjoyed it,Thanks
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    Nice little report this that I've somehow managed to overlook.

    lol chased with a wheelbarrow???? thats a first.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Haha chased with a wheelbarrow!

    Great report man, love seeing the old decaying motors! Thank you!
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    Any idea how owns it or how I would find out tnk u

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    Well the site was privately auctioned this year and I’m not able to find whether it was sold or not so unless you run into one of the owners while looking round I don’t have anyway of contacting them

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