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Methodist Chapel, South Anston, S.Yorks, February 2019

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HughieD

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1. The History
Searched high and low for info on this one and could find anything. All I know is that it was a former Methodist Church which was then sold off and bought by a man who was a car enthusiast and he used the chapel as his workshop and kept his cars and tractors in the grounds. It appears he passed away and the place has just been left. The church has holes in the roof and its days are surely numbered while the assorted vehicles gently rust away.

2. The Explore
Don’t normally do revisits or do them and report them so soon after my initial visit. Me and a non-forum explorer mate were looking at a place nearby and he said he hadn’t been here and fancied it, so we popped over. The weather was much worse than last time and the light not so good. Hence, I took a different approach to last time. Didn’t bother to get my SLR and tripod out and just snapped away on my phone. Was so pleased with how the phone pictures came out I thought I’d put up another set of photos of this little gem.

There’s clearly been a few people looking round here since I came last as witnessed by one of the car’s boots being left open. The old cars really do make this place but the chapel, although packed full of automobile paraphernalia, is also very nice.

3. The Pictures

First to the church:

Hello again…

49540103612_5636c1c90f_b.jpgAnston Chapel 14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49539874426_34d249ec24_b.jpgAnston Chapel 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540104472_7cc0046f65_b.jpgAnston Chapel 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49539875196_75e1ab3d82_b.jpgAnston Chapel 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540108997_9cd54c7a4c_b.jpgAnston Chapel 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The rustiest of screws!

49539875736_7382e71cc3_b.jpgAnston Chapel 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Everyone’s fave farming mag, Farmer’s Weekly:

49539381243_dfc8d3b0db_b.jpgAnston Chapel 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Everyone’s doing the can can man…

49540106152_4e31f468b6_b.jpgAnston Chapel 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540106482_ca7a08c7f7_b.jpgAnston Chapel 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Missed this lovely bit of wall-painting last time:

49540106832_2483ec96c7_b.jpgAnston Chapel 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And these old TV sets:

49539382913_ec7b173f9a_b.jpgAnston Chapel 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49539878416_420d0b3acb_b.jpgAnston Chapel 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Into the small off-shot room:

49539879011_c32e1fc769_b.jpgAnston Chapel 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

One seriously heavy-duty sowing machine:

49539879421_296021afdd_b.jpgAnston Chapel 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Back outside to the motor-grave yard. Tractor no.1:

49540247647_e14f38f09d_b.jpgAnston Chapel 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49539378613_6a57b58825_b.jpgAnston Chapel 15 by HughieDW, on Flickr

This was attached to it:

49539873266_5c2a7c7b81_b.jpgAnston Chapel 16 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Car no.1. Still didn’t manage to identify what make it was:

49540244162_e6693d6974_b.jpgAnston Chapel 33 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540101787_9f9da6392c_b.jpgAnston Chapel 18 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540102202_a17c4cd8f2_b.jpgAnston Chapel 17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Tractor No.2:

49540021931_6c4a27f34e_b.jpgAnston Chapel 20 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540018641_4e409a25f3_b.jpgAnston Chapel 32 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Car No.2:

49540021696_5acf4865aa_b.jpgAnston Chapel 21 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49539522198_e54b4ecbe5_b.jpgAnston Chapel 25 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540021366_3d995de3e2_b.jpgAnston Chapel 22 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540245317_c3b2051b20_b.jpgAnston Chapel 28 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49540244952_df51897c0f_b.jpgAnston Chapel 30 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Old paint shop flyer:

49540020671_5a9ba0904b_b.jpgAnston Chapel 24 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Car No. 3 – and old Vanguard:

49539521953_ecd62c2970_b.jpgAnston Chapel 26 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 
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