Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

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Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby mattinhertford » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:49 pm

Hi all,

My son and I have some time to kill while in Norwich this Saturday and would be great if we found an old yard to explore. He is also into photography so wants to take some arty shots of old cars!

We can travel outside of Norwich if you know of one fairly nearby??

The older the yard the better as its more likely to have some old metal left!

Many thanks

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Re: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby samuria » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:37 am

all the good place's have gone. medlars yard closed years ago it was huge and had stuff dating
back to the 30's :cry:

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Re: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby XWL61 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:05 pm

I thought about suggesting Medlers yard - it is still there apparently,with hundreds of cars slowly returning to nature, though I don't think they are still trading. Could be worth calling?
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Re: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby moggyminor16 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:45 pm


I sure that the owner passed away . Now the family have I am lead to believe cleared the yard . If stuff is still there it will only be very little .
most of the stuff was crushed but some cars did get sold on .

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Re: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby IaininTenbury » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:34 am

I rescued the remains of a '33 Hudson Terraplane from there years ago with the help of Brian G. All the 'modern' side had been cleared and the older area was being cleared then (about 10 years back). What hadn't been cleared was very much returning to nature. Extremely picturesque and a fascinating day out. I'm sure it must have all gone now. Probably a housing estate... :-?
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Re: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Postby sparesman » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:25 pm

There were For Sale signs up a couple of months ago when I went past and I have heard that it has now been sold so dont know what is happening to the remaining hulks scattered throughout the yard. Will have to ring Alan who minded the yard sometime soon.
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