Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

The bridge near the scrapyard

I’m sure I’ve posted other versions of this scene on the blog previously but can’t seem to locate them at the moment. Never mind.

This bridge crosses one of two sets of railway lines between the Trans Pennine Trail at Beighton and Rother Valley Country Park. You can see a photo of the other bridge here. In the space between them is a metal reclamation business and, just outside this, an area of open ground where the empty skips used by the business are kept. I’ve shown a number of pictures of this area recently.

The metal reclamation business used to be a traditional scrapyard, full of old junked cars stood atop one another in piles. It was possible to enter the scrapyard, find a vehicle that had useable parts, and then remove them and pay for what you’d recovered in the office beside the entrance. There used to be lots of scrapyards like this, but there seem to be very few of them around any longer. Whether this is down to the nature of modern vehicles, or some form of regulation / change in the law, I don’t know. They would make for a lot of interesting photos though, were I able to find one that allows access.

Nice little runners
Consigned to metal graveyards
Scavengers delight

Meshed in

Yashica Mat 124G & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°.

Taken on 10 January 2020

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