Not what they used to be!

Found a Minor in a scrapyard? Let us all know about it and exactly where it can be found.

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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby ampwhu » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:14 pm

ive visited a couple of the above mentioned. I know the pease pottage yard is still there, but didn't know Chobham still existed. may have to visit.

never knew of the one in Chessington, was it down chalky lane or green lane? never knew of the one in new malden, my mum still lives there.


ive seen the one in somerset on the A303.

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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby cococola » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:40 am

I used to visit a scrapyard in Hockley Heath which was a good old fashioned place, I climbed 2 cars to remove a pair of front wings for my 1st car a Renault 4, at the same time filling my toolbox with switches and fixings!
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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 am

Where was that in Hockley Heath please , I know the area well from the 1950s through to now but I cant place it . Just curious !

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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby burnham28 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 am

The one in Chessington was on the Leatherhead Road opposite Garrison Lane and the one in New Malden was in South Lane.
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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby cococola » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Shropshiremoggie wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 am
Where was that in Hockley Heath please , I know the area well from the 1950s through to now but I cant place it . Just curious !
If you turn right off the Stratford Road in Hockley Heath village by the old Pearsons Hardware stores down school road and follow the road to the end (Illshaw Heath) and it was just on the crossroads junction on the right.
It was built on about 20 years ago now with about 5 houses and I ventured down there from the village in the early 80s and 90s It was a typically muddy yard of those times but an aladdin's cave of goodies.
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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks for that , the whole area has changed so much . In the mid 60s my favourite watering hole was the Navigation followed by the Boot !! Thanks again for the reminder !!!

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Re: Not what they used to be!

Postby geoberni » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:32 pm

I just Google Earthed a site about 7 miles from me where you could still have a rummage for your own bits to take off, although they only had 'modern' cars.
I last went there about 2-3 years ago to get a bit for my daughter's Vauxhall.
The satellite image from late last year is a totally cleared site.... :cry:
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