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Hi, new here.

I live not too many miles away from the old Woohouse yard in Barnsley. Once legendary for it's extensive collection of ultra-rare classic Yank iron. Now still there, but not much left. Fond memories of passing by the place as a kid when there were still some cool cars visible from the outside.

Visited the place a few times when there still was stuff worth salvaging - mostly 80's cars, though.

Me and my mates love anything to do with classic Yank cars.

Was wondering if anyone has any pics of the yard or old tales to tell?

Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers! :smoke:
 

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If you search back a bit on here I'm sure there was a thread running about old Yank breakers yards in the UK!
 

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From time to time there have been shots taken from outside Woolhouses but no selection from inside as far as I remember. He wouldn't let you do that! I think the person on here who went there the earliest was Roger, SG57, who was there in the sixties.
 

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I've got some old photos from Woolhouses from about 16 -17 years ago, still lots in there then and everything stacked 5-6 high.
If you've got a scanner you can put them up on here.

Do an intro then PM me.
 

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Just remembered. I have a video somewhere of UK American specialist breakers. Part of it is shot at Woolhouses but probably only about 10 - 15 years back. i can't remember exactly.
 

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Thanks guys.

Yeah I noticed there were some mentions of that yard in the 55, 56, 57 thread, also two pics - one of a Nomad.

Just wondered if anyone else had anymore pics to share or stories to tell. ;-)
 

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From what I've heard, old man Woolhouse was a c*nt, and from personal experience the son was the same!

I only dealt with him once and it was resolved with solicitors letters and threats.
Another member on here had a very similar experience.

I sometimes deliver to a place just up the road so have a look in as I'm passing. Still lots of scrap in there but nothing useable from what I can see.
 

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I went there a couple of times in the 80*s, first time we got in and took pictures, although they were very dark, the second time we went we got as far as the shed and no further.
 

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I got let in there with a camera about 5 or 6 years ago. There was pretty much nothing of any use there. There were loads of Fifties and Sixties cars, but most of it was well stripped and sinking into the mud. Most were at least a foot deep, and one good kick would have turned it to dust. They did still have the teetering piles of cars, but not much of interest.
I don't still have the photos, sadly.
It seems everybody has a story about the guys that ran that place - I've heard some corkers.
 

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Thanks for all your help. (Ayeee! Still no pics!) :eek:

Some very recent pics (not mine) - Car Graveyard - a set on Flickr

The yard's very run-down and looks to have been broken into numerous times and I think there was a fire a while back.

BTW when I first visited, the son Steve was an alright guy. ;) Hardly see anyone working there now. Most old buildings round the place have been pulled down and new houses have been built around it. Can't believe it's still there! I once saw a large turquoise Yank parked outside. A '55 Ford, I recall. Most side and front trim was removed including hubcaps but the body and paintwork looked in ok condition. ;)
 

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Any one remember the yard at Fiveways Corner Mildenham ?
 

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not sure if you mean monty,s at mildenhall just down the road from the us airbase my old mate carl & myself used to go there a lot buying cars & parts monty was a very nice old guy loved to talk & would let you wander around all day we bought a 64 corvair out of there pulled it out from under a tree washed it off with ajax & towed it home to strood in kent on a tow rope got it running the next morning heres a picture of one of the last cars to come out of there before he died 390gta i think we paid about 400 quid for it cheers RAY in sf


 

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I remember it Ross but never bought from there. Have heard some 'interesting' stories though.
Remember going to look through the avenues of trees looking for a 'useable' car - guy in yard insisted on accompaning me round the yard (understandable enough) and then promptly decided to take a leak in front of me :shocked: - didn't go too frequently after that!
 

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Remember going to look through the avenues of trees looking for a 'useable' car - guy in yard insisted on accompaning me round the yard (understandable enough) and then promptly decided to take a leak in front of me :shocked: - didn't go too frequently after that!
That ties in with a few things I heard!!!
 

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Thanks for all your help. (Ayeee! Still no pics!) :eek:

Some very recent pics (not mine) - Car Graveyard - a set on Flickr

The yard's very run-down and looks to have been broken into numerous times and I think there was a fire a while back.

BTW when I first visited, the son Steve was an alright guy. ;) Hardly see anyone working there now. Most old buildings round the place have been pulled down and new houses have been built around it. Can't believe it's still there! I once saw a large turquoise Yank parked outside. A '55 Ford, I recall. Most side and front trim was removed including hubcaps but the body and paintwork looked in ok condition. ;)
excellent pictures!
 

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Remember the yard over on the coast at Hollesley Bay ? - occasionally had a few Yanks. Or the yard at Campsea Ashe?
 
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