This is LKG 675 seen near Wragby in Lincolnshire yesterday. Purchased about 15 years ago by the current owner as somewhere for his children to play. New to Western Welsh, it was brought to the county by Hornsby of Ashby. Looking at lettering carried between decks it is assumed it operated as a training vehicle before moving to its current location. Reportedly driven to its resting place, a large hole was assumed to have been cut in the offside by the new owner to allow his children access to the vehicle…
This ‘graveyard’ was (and still is) a collector’s pride & joy. It is a vast site consisting of hundreds of busses, and even the odd fire engine. Most of which are parked in that tight against each other it’s extremely awkward to photograph them – so we didn’t (as yet).
We have been twice, and twice is not enough – it’s one of those places you just don’t quite know where to start.
It’s a shame to see the busses in the state that they are in – part due to neglect and part due to vandalism. Vandalism has obviously been a big issue here – a good 90% of them have had the windows smashed, letting the elements in. For the most part, we photographed the ones that were in better shape (so you can guess how bad some of them were in comparison).
We hope to go back again sometime, but in the meantime here is some of the images we have taken up to now.
Please note: as this site has an owner & is on private land – we will not be publishing details of where it is, and we will be deleting the comments of anyone that does name it. Plus, for the sake of those few busses that are still in half decent condition we don’t wish to lead more vandals to them. For those of you who do already know the location & owner – we hope you eventually have success in your efforts to purchase and restore some of them.
in better days