Well, after a late start I've had a wonderfully productive day I think, with a two hour walk followed by a ten mile bike ride on an evening of calm air and glorious sunset. I've taken many photographs; you will see these over the course of the next few days as they rightly deserve post of their own.
But this first post shall deal with a very strange place that sits about halfway along our historic Millgate. It is run by an old man who sits in an office seemingly filled with very old style invoice type forms; pink sheets, green sheets, box files, a dented filing cabinet and other similar cliches that make you think of Bill Maynard in "The Gaffer".
The business seems to be one of agricultural machine hire, but I have no idea who would do the hiring, because most of the stuff on view is rusting junk, arranged along both sides of a driveway. If you want to hire a decomposing rotovator or a three wheeled tractor, this is the place for you. I don't, but I find the collection of farm machinery, seemingly laid out for us to inspect like an open air museum, endlessly fascinating.
The chap who runs this "business" is apparently a rather eccentric local character, who seems to have a liking for hoarding stuff. No idea what the point is of all this stuff, you'd have thought it would have sold to scrappers years ago although the value of metal has fallen so much now most of the local collectors have switched to "disposal" of garden waste.
Whatever his reasons, this museum has been a feature of the town for a while.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 07.03.16
"No, boy, don't you be chuckin' that out, tha's bound to come in 'andy someday".ReplyDelete
I think it is a rubbish dump, ha ha.ReplyDelete
I would have loved looking round here...ReplyDelete
What a fascinating place and full of a real mixture of 'vintage' machinery and actually pretty modern stuff as well. For small-holders and hobby farmers these sort of scarp yards can be a place to grab bargains if you know what to look for. My father would certainly have been interested in the reversible plough when we had the farm!ReplyDelete
Hope you are well :-)
Great if 'vintage' machinery floats your boat though it doesn't float mine!:-) There used to be a business not far from me that had a similar 'set up' of mostly tools, garden tools, home items even bits of tape, string, cottons and any other item/object that would come in 'andy someday'! It was the place to go for the odd or unusual item that shops would probably never keep in stock! It was mostly hidden from the road so you had to go and visit the business to mooch around! Aladdins caves and maybe rare these days!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments! I don't know, maybe people do buy the odd bit of it, maybe there's parts on some of the bits of kit you can't buy anymore.ReplyDelete
what a fascinating, odd little place...ReplyDelete
I love these accidental museums!Delete
Something fascinating about these photo's ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Fascinating post - would love to have a look round there.ReplyDelete
Some really arty, interesting and unusual photos!ReplyDelete