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Hours of Hippy fun


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#1 OFFLINE   andrew e

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:18 PM

On here...

http://www.travellerhomes.co.uk/

Just a few pics...

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#2 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:44 PM

Quality!There's some pretty hardcore shite on there. Always quite fancied 'bus dwelling', but my folks never set me up a trust fund. :wink: :wink:

#3 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

My girlfriend was at the Beanfield were the police very kindly took their batons to our perfectly legal VW Split van 593AVB, cnuts

#4 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:39 PM

The proceeds from that Mk2 Scrote Sport would probably provide a tasty trust fund today. Trying to work out where the Cold Ash Quarry is in the Sites section, my folks live about 1/2 a mile from there...

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#5 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:47 PM

Andrew those galleries are superb - they'll take me sometime to go through! Exactly the sort of vehicles I'd love to investigate / photograph but wouldn't be able to get close to for fear of rottweilers & lord knows what else. A bit like the desire I always have to start snapping old lorries at the fairground but for fear of reprisals & recriminations - not to mention the odd looks I'd get; "We're here for the dodgems, and you're here to photograph old wagons!?" :oops: It would have to be a mission for a Sunday morning I would think, long before they open their rides for business & while they'd be hopefully still in their mobile beds!

#6 OFFLINE   Father Ted

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:55 AM

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Lovely - and this one is for sale! I can just picture the neighbours faces when that turns up on the garden.
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#7 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:57 PM

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Great site! I've looked at it before but the FG section has grown since last time!

I love the ultra-rare Morris FM on that site. Specially - commissioned FG for Post Office Telephones with the engine pushed right up front to allow a bench seat along the back of the cab, ruining the proportions of the lovely thrupenny-bit cab. Excellent.

#8 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 05:28 AM

Once you've finished with that there are hundreds of pictures here. They are mostly caravans but there are quite a few interesting vehicles too. This Ford is one of them.

#9 OFFLINE   fotorabia

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:45 AM

heres some of my old and murky photos on a similar theme when i was living in Berlin..in that kinda broken n down gettin nowhere fast crustie theme..

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Horch S4000 at Alexanderplatz

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Ifa W50 also at Alex

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My Ifa Elektrowagen after a wooden wagon burned down beside it!

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My Ifa on East side Gallery before the fire and in da snow.

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My 13m Russian Military Command Wagon.Could be towed at 80kph..air brakes..fully electric..reinforced fibreglass..i paid 250DM for it and lived in it for 2 years.

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Three Roburs.I bought the brand new one for 500DM and sold it to my mate whose shite version had a wicked air cooled Belarus diesel in it that was transplanted into my former.

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The closest Ifa was mine..the military version my mate Wills.We drove that one to London on dodgey plates and drove it round the Enfield area for two weeks.

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1958 Unimog owned by this funny ol East German guy called Schrottie
[Junkman]

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1962 Unimog ex-French military

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Dead Deutz on East side Gallery

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1958 Bedford coach..driven from England..they blew the motor..was given a new one..but got scrapped by the Berlin authorities i imagine.
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#10 OFFLINE   TheScrapman

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:55 AM

Wow! Great website.Spent the last couple of hours flicking through the bus pics.

#11 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:45 AM

There was an infamous altercation between the police and travellers/hippies in the mid eighties - I remeber it being in the national news and everything - I think it was at Stonehenge in 1986? I remember the general media/joe public mood very in favour of the police - hippies were very out of favour in the 'get on your bike/pull yourself together and get a job' 1980s!Police still used proper trunchons (sp?) then, I remember the pic of one being used to shatter a 1965 Austin Farina estate's screen :( .

#12 OFFLINE   Ross_K

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

I remember the influx of crusties into Ireland in the early 90's after the Public Order Act put an end to their fun in the UK.Of course it didn't take very long for them to piss off both the cops and the general public here as well... :roll: By 1995 or 1996 it was very uncool to be seen with dreadlocks or mangy dogs on a piece of string.The ironic thing is that all those dreadlocked rich kids are probably doctors, lawyers and bank managers now, and more "in the system" than you or me.Ah, the innocence of youth. :lol:

#13 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

Hours of fun indeed. I could waste a lot of time on there, very nostalgic as they were the kind of buses/coaches and trucks I recall rural operators using as a kid then I do remember seeing them around as travellers’ vehicles.I was going to say that I don’t remember much happening with them in East Anglia and my recollection of them is sightings in the SW when I used to visit Mrs SL at Bath, but so far I’ve already seen mention of sites at Eye, Hempnall and Rougham and I’ve not got as far down the list as Bedford yet!Like a scrapyard or a near-derelict house, there’s something very appealing about how something once shiny and new has been subverted or degenerated into something its makers didn’t intend. It’s also interesting how something designed with such a specific brief lives on in other guises, like the ex-military trucks.Traveller-wise locally, there’s the Austin WF recovery truck I posted recently and a guy with a Mercedes and Bedford TK duo, both 4wd. Sometimes he has guests for whom he does a bit of work on their trucks, then there’s also an old Bedford furniture truck that floats about the area.

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL project car (still on hold); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL (was daily driver, written-off and awaiting repair)
1996 Lexus LS400

And a couple of modern Toyotas.


#14 OFFLINE   garycox

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:27 PM

I love these pics, I always find these vehicles fascinating for some reason!

1967 Simca 1301
1981 Austin Morris Mini 1.0 HL
1981 Austin Allegro 1.3 HL

1988 Citroen BX 19 GTI 8v

1993 Peugeot 205 STDT
2000 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ghia X Estate

2002 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Estate


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:26 AM

My girlfriend was at the Beanfield were the police very kindly took their batons to our perfectly legal VW Split van 593AVB, cnuts

aaagh..Battle of the Beanfield..have a look on You Tube..1985..When England showed its true fascist might against alternative communities [it was politically motivated]..and the attitude has barely changed i may add..housetruckers here in NZ meader around being very quiet n sedate..the crustie thing in Britain wasnt so cool i fully agree..their mess and worrying dogs did nothing for the traditional tinkers who where immaculately behaved in our part of the Highlands , industrious..and theyd womble around tidying shit up and removing old cars!...
Photo Compulsive Disorder...PCD..its nuts.




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