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#1 OFFLINE   Adrian_pt

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

On a spotting mission, do people ever see truly shite houses? Like the ones which look like they haven't been repaired in about 50 years, have gardens filled with weeds, windows (mainly green, for some reason) cracked and filthy, and which you know are lived in by some ancient eccentric nutter...I remember out house-hunting with my parents ages ago and lookng at this Victorian semi, and the house attached to it had no doors, chicken wire instead of windows, gaping holes in the roof, and there was this old geezer living in it who'd amassed a massive collection of art over the past sixty years... We decided agasint moving enxt door as it could have collapsed at any time! Used to regularly drive past that house until one day I'd seen that it had all been boarded up, a few weeks later it was a burnt out shell along with its neighbour. Still found it fascinating...Anyway look forward to your photos!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:06 PM

Come across them all the time, but that is kind of my job.

Mad old bat houses untouched for years.
Sadly they nearly all get flattened for some sprawling mock-tudor monstrosity to go in their place.

There's still a few out there, one place not a million miles from Seth's has a garden full of autoshite. It's on a dual carriageway (A41) so I have never managed to get pics. :roll:

Our house was domestic-shite when we bought it - you could hardly see out of the windows they were that filthy, and the whole place was rather crap. Wild overgrown garden (including some of the biggest, hard bastard to kill Buddlia's you would ever see: tried ripping one out with a land rover, that didn't work so I had to use a digger), peeling filthy wall-paper in lurid colours, knackered plaster, and a kitchen that would stretching the limits of catering (no floor, ancient cooker, couple of manky cupboards that collapsed when you tried to use them...)

Spent a whole bunch of time fixing it up, now loads of it needs doing again. Akin to the Forth Bridge.

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#3 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:14 PM

Yes but what about the shite cars? This is only relevant & interesting if there is some decaying shite of the vehicular variety in the driveway!....and let's face it, there normally is! They go hand in hand.

Take this R14 found in Hitchin.....

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I can testify that it lives in the driveway of a house in which you wouldn't believe was inhabited! :shock: In front of the R14, believe it or not is a Hillman Avenger, of which I only know that because I've seen the place at different times of the year when the car wasn't quite so obscured! The house is overgrown, curtains drawn, overgrown lawn, creepy looking, all the ingredients are there....complimenting the cars perfectly! :wink:

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:15 PM

There's still a few out there, one place not a million miles from Seth's has a garden full of autoshite. It's on a dual carriageway (A41) so I have never managed to get pics. :roll:

Down near Fiveways corner? Let me know where and I'll see what I can do.

I posted this one up recently :D

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

Not that close to fiveways. It's on the run down the hill between Apex & the roundabout where you go down to Stanmore, just near a pedestrian footbridge. :)

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

Not that close to fiveways. It's on the run down the hill between Apex & the roundabout where you go down to Stanmore, just near a pedestrian footbridge. :)

Ah, Ok I was wondering if you meant down there. Pretty close to the Stanmore roundabout, yes? Usually been lots of random yank stuff there but as you said a tricky spot to stop without pulling in to the drive!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:27 PM

Oh and I didn't mention that it helps the look when the cars are, more often than not, being treated like skips to be filled with rubbish in the anticipation that one day, the whole thing will eventually be towed away!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:43 PM

I like any older house that still has its original windows - seeing them will always make me look a bit closer up the driveway, or wonder what's in the garage. Like Pog I'm in the trade so I get to see interesting stuff through work as well.There's a spectacular place near me, was years before I even realized there was a house there, then a while before I sussed someone lives there it's so delapidated. He still does though, there are definitely old cars in the garden and he cycles around wearing some huge coat, sometimes 15-20 miles up to the local auction.There's a big hole in the roof and cereal packets where some glass has broken, what it must be like tonight I can't imagine...

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:44 PM

Shite cars are normally part of the scene... there was a place near me a few years back with decaying Yank and 70s Jap tat all over the front garden, I remeber a red 929 coupe surrounded by nettles. The owner, a Polish lady in her 80s, had made a fortune in the 50s by investing very heavily in Vespa, and as a result was obscenely rich; when her husband lefte her, however, she went mad, moved from a 11-bedroom mansion with a turret into a caravan in the front garden, and filled the place up with junk. Last time I heard of her, she was living with a former Russian ballerina and had promptly placed a black Morris Minor in front of her new house. Madness... Sadly this was all in my pre-photo days!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:41 PM

I think this fits the bill quite nicely...

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:26 AM

I remember that Edmund Trebus character on TV - a role model for me should I find myself single again. Personally I'm quite looking forward to collecting beards and knitting patterns.

I suspect there are Trebus's in every town and city.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

Was that mk4 'tina pic recent? I wouldnt mind knowing where it is... might chap their door and see if they'd sell me it for partsBeen sat a long timeThe enquiry is complete The vehicle details for GKV 157T are: Date of Liability 01 04 1985 Date of First Registration 11 04 1979 Year of Manufacture 1979 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1993CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour BLUE Vehicle Type Approval null The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry. Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle 6 Months Rate £99.00

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:10 PM

Blimey, it’s sat since it was six years old?! Wonder how many banger racers have knocked on the door in the following 23 years?...

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:30 PM

I remember that Edmund Trebus character on TV - a role model for me should I find myself single again. Personally I'm quite looking forward to collecting beards and knitting patterns.I suspect there are Trebus's in every town and city.

I fear I may have Trebus leanings..Only problem is that there's NEVER a garden or park up space in Leeds...Most of the houses like those mentioned above that we see up here are immediately inhabited by us! I know of at least 5 people who now own their own houses from squatting them for so long!I'm on my 4th year in this one, but to be honest the thought of spending another 6/7 years here just to own it depresses me greatly! I just started another beard tho, so who knows. Maybe this is it!Dunno 'bout the knitting tho. Maybe just a full house of punk and prog rock memorabilia.Oh, and jam jars.Lots of 'em. :P

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:08 PM

On a spotting mission, do people ever see truly shite houses? which you know are lived in by some ancient eccentric nutter...

Yup - Mine....
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:02 PM

Fantastic marty! Looks like a bomb explosion in a charity shop.Dave those Fords photos were taken in Coventry about a year ago - I can't recall the name of the area, but I can find out if you fancy a trek down there.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

Its a standing joke amongst myself and colleague (I'm a, how shall I put this..."debt recoverer") that we always know which house we have to go to, coz it's the one with the fridge/cooker/sofa in the front garden.... :)

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

There's a great house on the outskirts of Reading that isn't particularly shite...but has had a 40ft yacht slowly decaying in the driveway as long as I can remember. It's so big it must block the light out for the houses either side. I must get a picture.There's also a great place on the edge of Reading's most notorious council estate (birthplace of Ricky Gervais!) which has, or had, a good dozen moss-covered, decaying heaps in the front garden including three or four of those early 80's Izusu-based Bedford pickups. The fella who lives there was on one of those 'fly on the wall' police documentaries a few years back, as Plod went round and removed all the motors. He was not best pleased :lol: I will also get a picture of the picturesque Victorian semi in a nice Berkshire village that has at least 20 BMW E28 5-series parked out front. It's more difficult to see since he built a wall a few years back, but I bought some parts from the fella a few years ago when I ran a 528i and I can confirm he is a bachelor...

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:43 PM

" I can confirm he is a bachelor..."Who's surprised there??

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:00 AM

Yesterdays adventures in employment turned up a magnificently "Trebus" property.The whole rear of the house had disappeared under ivy, took about 20 minutes to find the corner of the brickwork. The tiny garden was piled with old junk and bags of crappola in old trolleys. Quality. The occupants (students & east european types) were not content with leaving their filth in their yard, they had clearly been luzzing crap over the fence onto the adjacent plot, including but not limited to tellys and bottles filled to the brim with piss, a fact I discovered when I broke some open whilst fighting my way through the bastard brambles in the pissing fucking rain (I love my job). If you are good I will take some pics when I go there again tomoz. :)

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:29 AM

marty..hold an autoshite open day at your house. the others will clean out all your tat for you, all the shite cars outside will carry it off but they will probably make you take a car or two in payment. :D the Trebus programs were shown here, I liked the old chap :)

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:35 AM

Its a standing joke amongst myself and colleague (I'm a, how shall I put this..."debt recoverer") that we always know which house we have to go to, coz it's the one with the fridge/cooker/sofa in the front garden.... :)

Saves you having to bother the occupants and go inside to get them I suppose.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

Fantastic marty! Looks like a bomb explosion in a charity shop.

WellllActually that was a little white lie - the photos were from my grandfathers house after he popped his clogs - he used to spend each day of the week doing car boot sales and what you see is the culmination of a lifetimes shite collection. The inside of the house was just as bad. Worse in fact - there was a stack of LP records taller than myself in one of the rooms.The scythe you see now adorns my shed and one day I am going to dress up as the grim reaper and go visiting our local old crumblies home knocking on peoples windows, beconing them to follow me :twisted:

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:03 PM

Has the third car joined the queue ? It looks like the bushes are growing around it :) Marty . You are forgiven , even if it really IS your home :!:

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:33 PM

The scythe you see now adorns my shed and one day I am going to dress up as the grim reaper and go visiting our local old crumblies home knocking on peoples windows, beconing them to follow me :twisted:

Really did LOL :D :D :D :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:09 PM

Is that another MkIV Corty in the middle Keef?

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:26 AM

Is that another MkIV Corty in the middle Keef?

Yep.House sold and vehicles cleared since I took these though :-(
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:39 AM

Might've shown this before, but believe it's a case in point:

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It's nice to imagine that the owner bought such a car new in 1974 when he had really, really made it. He was in Middle Management, had joined the golf club, been invited into the Freemasons and had acquired a Reliant Scimitar (as driven by Royalty, don't you know?) The car became so tied up with his success and happiness that he could never part with it. When it became too expensive to keep repairing, he thought 'Never mind, I'll put her on private land and get round to having a full restoration in a few years time, after my own retirement...'

But he never did. Mildew and field mice took up residence in the erstwhile all-conquering Scimitar. Mr Middleton's interests changed, arthritis set in and young Gareth wasn't interested in tinkering with the once-mighty, now seized-up V-6. The lovely piece of shite was reduced to the status of a not-very-convenient potting shed... It's a bit like Black Beauty isn't it? Only with cars instead of horses. Sort of.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

Is that another MkIV Corty in the middle Keef?

Yep.House sold and vehicles cleared since I took these though :-(

Did you just wander up somebody's drive then? :shock: :lol: :wink:




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