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I was looking through some old video tapes and came across a programme from 1991 about classic cars. A scrapyard owned by a Bob Wilkinson was featured. He seemed like an interesting character and the scrapyard was huge.

 

Does anyone know anything about Bob or the scrapyard? Is he/it still around?

 

Thanks :)

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It was right next to the railway station in North Hykeham, Lincoln. Not there anymore. I remember getting Rover P4 diffs off him, for a Land Rover Hi-ratio conversion, and Standard Vanguard tail lamps. He had Isettas, Fiat 600s, all sorts in there.

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I was looking through some old video tapes and came across a programme from 1991 about classic cars. A scrapyard owned by a Bob Wilkinson was featured. He seemed like an interesting character and the scrapyard was huge.

 

Does anyone know anything about Bob or the scrapyard? Is he/it still around?

 

Thanks :)

Oh my fucking God. This was that Channel 4 series Classic Cars wasn't it? Do you have the whole series on tape?

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Thanks chaps. Is Bob still alive, he was quite old at the time the programme was made and that was nearly 20 years ago.

 

The programme was indeed Classic Cars. As well as the Bob episode, I think I have one about two fellas who imported US classics to sell them in the UK.

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Is this the same scrapyard that now has the remains of the Lockerbie plane locked up inside it?

Thats at Bruntingthorpe, isnt it?

 

Blitz, I think this yard clearance pre-dates the big Chinese scrap metal vortex that sucked up scrap from the entire globe.

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Wilkinson's at North Hykeham, next to the railway station.

 

Albert's right, all gone know, all that is left is a solitary bulkhead in the middle of wasteland.

 

I went there with my camera at the beginning of 1996.

 

I took the piccies from the road and the station platform. I got some in RIP in Practical Classics. Brian Cox sent me a tenner. I think.

 

From the Road

 

The Entrance.

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Auntie

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Simca and A40

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Mixed Bag

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Now, the rest were all taken from the station platform

 

Overview

 

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LHD Fiat 1100

 

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Anglia

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Stack of Standards. Fiat 124 in foreground.

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Thames and Mini

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http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Citivanvin/Wilkinsons/img108.jpg

 

Blunted Rapier

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Citivanvin/Wilkinsons/img107.jpg

 

Simca 1000 on a Z car

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Citivanvin/Wilkinsons/img103.jpg

 

Axle sir?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Citivanvin/Wilkinsons/img102.jpg

 

I'm pretty sure there was an XK Jag sticking out of this heap.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Citivanvin/Wilkinsons/img098.jpg

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I'm afraid, like the yard itself, that's all folks.

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Lockerbie plane is at Roger Windley's Tattershall, Lincs. Google earth is your friend. There is what looks to be a Blue Ferrari 400 shell near the fence too....

Seen those photos. Family are from Langholm. There was luggage on the streets etc at the time. Scary shit.

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Good find.

 

There used to be a scrapyard between 'Ull and Beverley I used to go to and nick stuff from which was full of 60's and 70's chod. It got emptied in the mid to late 90's. Does anyone have any photos of it. Could not afford camera film in those days as spent all my money on drink drugs and Imps.

 

Was in a Farina 3rd up on a pile and it fell off. To this day i dont know how i got out. I remember it starting to fall and the next thing i know it was on the floor. and the car was lying next to me. Scary monkeys.

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Hey, I remember this one in PC! (with apologies to Milf)

Looks like a brilliant yard, was there anything post-60s in there? it all looks to have been sitting for years and years. Real shame places like this don't exist anymore

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Nice pics, Vin!

 

I can't find the programme online, so I'm going to upload it to YouTube.

You utter legend!!

 

Er, since you're local, coulds I maybe be lending that DVD for a bih?

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Right, here we are -

 

Suburban Classics

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Shrink Wrapped Classics

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Wat, you're welcome to the DVD although it is just these two episodes off an old tape.

thank you sooo much for sharing

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The vehicle details for AYP 719H (the cortina 1600e concours car

 

Date of Liability 01 04 2006

Date of First Registration 08 02 1970

Year of Manufacture 1970

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1600CC

CO2 Emissions Not Available

Fuel Type Petrol

Export Marker Not Applicable

Vehicle Status Unlicensed

Vehicle Colour GREEN

 

export or death?

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Right, here we are -

 

Suburban Classics

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Shrink Wrapped Classics

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Wat, you're welcome to the DVD although it is just these two episodes off an old tape.

Yes bloody please!

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There was another epic scrapyard in Holbeach St.John (Lincolnshire) owned by an old Boy (John Wright). It was right on the edge of an airfield and had some amazing stuff. Trouble was, despite putting the house and yard up for sale to emigrate, he was talking silly drugs money for everything. I tried to buy a couple of cars but he was just asking telephone numbers. A nice guy and a real character, but completely out of touch with what stuff was actually worth.

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^^ There was a guy like that near Aberlour. He had a garage business and a yard full of old cars. There were far too many for him to ever restore but he was asking silly money for the remains he had in his yard.

 

Ian ??? was the fella's name.

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Lockerbie plane is at Roger Windley's Tattershall, Lincs. Google earth is your friend. There is what looks to be a Blue Ferrari 400 shell near the fence too....

Can you actually see it on GE ? I had a quick look to fullfill a morbid curiosity but can't really make it out.

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Type in "Tattershall"

Type in "Windley" on find businesses.

Select "A".

In between the lake to the North, and the Karting track to the South, there is a picture "box".

There's the wreckage. With the "Ferrari 400"..... or is it?

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