Friday, 30 November 2007

The Quiet Caravan

Gamekeepers leave some odd things lying around. Old oil drums and plastic dustbins for keeping feed in, mouldering timber sheds and somewhere to have a stiffener on a pheasant shoot. I'm not quite sure what this caravan was used for, slowly succumbing to lichen and moss in a woodland clearing in a lonely Northamptonshire wood. There is something very eerie about the curtains still up at the windows, and the neat bow of net on the door has chilly undertones of Miss Havisham's wedding dress. And it's hardly a love nest for Mellors and Lady Chatterley either, although round here you can never be quite sure. Somebody may recognise it from long gone holidays- perched on a clifftop at East Runton perhaps, or holding up the traffic on the Fosse Way. Nearby is a Zetor tractor that is virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding trees and undergrowth. Nature takes over quite quickly when left to its own devices.


Diplomat said...

....... and on to Vacares.

Ron Combo said...
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Toby Savage said...

Never poke your nose into these sinister places. I went down to Bath a few years back to help my mate, Jeff, finish off an MGA restoration for a Frenchman, who was picking it up the next day. Arriving early I took a stroll around the dissused farm buildings over the road from Jeff's workshop. Fortunately Jeff turned up and dragged me into the worshop. Later that week Police found the body of a young man hanging in the barn I would have gone in next. He had been there for months. A very quiet barn.

Diplomat said...

Hanging around in barns eh - very Just William.

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

Ah, lovely. I believe that colour is 'imperial green'.

Here are the ones at Alnmouth:

Now, if you'll excuse me I do need a lie down.

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Aryan Smith said...

I would have gone in next. He had been there for months. A very quiet barn.
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