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Junkyard Jewels NI Easter Monday 2018


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#271 OFFLINE   Cardinal Wolseley

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for this thread which has a melancholy sort of pleasure, can't be many yards left like this now with so many 50's and 60's motors. Hard not to imagine most of these cars being polished religiously on a Sunday as was the practise of this period. Look forward to see what might have changed in your 2019 visit, sad that your motor went south on the trip home.though :(


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:43 PM

Brilliant thread, some amazing decay there! Better luck with transport this time...
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

Cheers guys, it's been a very enjoyable project to go through these pics and try to make some sense of them (though I recognise it would have been waaaaay quicker if I'd simply approached it more systematically in the first place)!

 

There's a definite sadness when observing this kind of decay, although in a way I'd sooner see an irretrievably end-of-life car gradually dissolve into the landscape, rather than be skewered by a forklift and dragged around a recycling yard prior to being fed into the fragger... while most of these are pretty far gone, I think there's a modicum of dignity still present here.

 

And it always delights me when someone accidentally digs a car up at the end of a garden or somewhere, and the pieces effectively become part of an archaeological puzzle...

 

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I think I'm just about done with this thread now, having gone through all the pics again and added in a few more waifs and strays, and also updated the info available for those cars with searchable registrations.

 

Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and encouragement!

 

I'll have to have a think about what to do with my other sets of scrapyard pics, now...


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

Too easy just to suggest a retitle? I appreciate the effort you've gone to in posting these and I know I'm not the only one to lap up all you have on this subject. As sad as it is to see just how rotten these old heaps are, I'm deriving a certain sense of satisfaction knowing they're too rotten to race. Much better they're left in peace to dissolve.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:12 PM

Too easy just to suggest a retitle?

 

Possibly, though it's not my thread - I just hijacked it from Mr. T_A_D_T_S_

 

Glad you've enjoyed, and hopefully there's more rust-themed shenanigans to come!






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