L A Medlers Breakers Yards - 2017 / 20

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BikinGlynn

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Well where to start with this place, its nothing you havent seen before but as a car lover this was my first proper car graveyard I done & it blew my mind.

Iv been back here a few times & as you may know its mostly cleared now though a few relics still survive, I can only hope that everything that has been removed has been put to apropriate use

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I couldnt find much history here so this has come from a prev report.

The Medler family are huge around this area. The elder, Lenny Medler made a living operating a large scrap metal and breakers yard from the back of his property. When he died in 1989, the yard was taken over by his wife, however it fell into disrepair, and soon nature started claiming it back.

The large "main" yard has long been cleared out, but Lenny had a habit of placing scrap wherever he could find room. A known eccentric, and classic "Norfolk man", he refused pay for a real office or outbuildings, fences and the like, he simply built them himself from scrap metal. He even refused to use banks, instead trusting his money to a makeshift safe (made from a wardrobe) in one of his outbuildings,

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If you havent been I suggest you visit soon to catch a glimpse of whats left, the amount of pictures I have taken is testament to how much I liked this place so heres the slimmed down ones ;-)

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& as Iv got one sitting in my garden it would be rude to not show yoiu the Moggy!

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Thanks For Looking
 

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Several parts of my life came back to me looking at the photos: the Coal Utilisation Council sign-wrting on the lorry's cab door (now we burn wood chips from Canada!) ; the gauges on the car instrument panels; the old railway coach (that should be preserved); was the pram a Silver Cross or Swan? (double ended for twins?); the horsedrawn trap reminded me of the one the local farmer used in Devon in the 1950s to deliver the milk fresh from the morning's milking.
 

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And call it biomass so we can all feel better about it.
You mean like the human remains in all the coffins in all the cemeteries dotted around the country? Think of all the potential energy from body fat 'wasted' in crematoria! Remember the film Soylent Green? Yuk!
 

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Several parts of my life came back to me looking at the photos: the Coal Utilisation Council sign-wrting on the lorry's cab door (now we burn wood chips from Canada!) ; the gauges on the car instrument panels; the old railway coach (that should be preserved); was the pram a Silver Cross or Swan? (double ended for twins?); the horsedrawn trap reminded me of the one the local farmer used in Devon in the 1950s to deliver the milk fresh from the morning's milking.
I wondered about the pram too - looks a right posh one
 

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Several parts of my life came back to me looking at the photos: the Coal Utilisation Council sign-wrting on the lorry's cab door (now we burn wood chips from Canada!) ; the gauges on the car instrument panels; the old railway coach (that should be preserved); was the pram a Silver Cross or Swan? (double ended for twins?); the horsedrawn trap reminded me of the one the local farmer used in Devon in the 1950s to deliver the milk fresh from the morning's milking.
Most of the site is now cleared & Im afraid the railway carriage completely collapsed & was flattened
 

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Most of the site is now cleared & Im afraid the railway carriage completely collapsed & was flattened
It looked pretty far gone in the photo. A 1960 children's film recently on Talking Pictures TV called Rockets in the Dunes features an old railway carriage sitting in the sands by a sea shore, and done out as a holiday home. There are several at Selsey Bill that came from the Southern Railway and they date from before the Grouping in 1922 - also holiday homes, perhaps even lived in.
 

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