R. J. W.Wilkinson was a curious kind of scrapyard. It was a proper old school vehicle dismantler and repair shop. A place where old cars went to be broken down into their component parts, which would subsequently be labeled and stored away to give life to other old cars in need. Engine re-bores and rebuilds were also offered along with numerous other services. But what makes the place special is it’s period of operation. It’s hard to say for sure when it started but as about a third of the stock seems to have been from pre-war, it must have been pretty early. Right through until the seventies, parts were meticulously stashed away with the business ceasing full time operation the following decade. Since then not much has changed but finally, having apparently reached his 90’s the old man passed on and so an era came to end, which brings me to the purpose of this post.
Sunday was our local classic car show. To be honest, I don’t often go, even though it’s the nearest event. Much as I love old cars, I find most classic car shows terminally dull. Still, I figured I should support local shows and to be fair, there was some nice machinery there. Sadly, my camera battery died before I’d been right round the show so I missed a few things but if you click through, you can peruse the shots I did take.