Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wells Reclamation

On our travels in Somerset last year we came across a reclamation yard that was fascinating.  I shared about it here.  We had no idea what it was called or where it was.  However, after some tracking down by my clever hubby, we discovered that it is called Wells Reclamation and we went back for another visit!

There was still a very strange collection of things, and we left (again!) without buying anything, but it was interesting to see, and good to find out where it was and what it was called!  Here are some pictures from our recent visit.  If you look back at the previous post you will see that little has changed so I wonder how much of this stuff they actually sell!

Sorry about the large number of photos, so much to see!


So, do you need a Statue of Liberty, or perhaps two!



No, what about a radiator then?  Or a spiral(ish) staircase.


Two spiral staircases?



No, of course not, you were after the nose cones from the Tornadoes weren't you!


Now, what about a door to go with them?  There is a wide selection available.





Lots of sinks to choose from.





You can have panels of all sorts in your door you know.



Unless you are looking for a piece from a railway carriage of course.




More sinks if you haven't made up your mind yet, and lots of different fireplaces to choose from.







All of your shelf bracket needs can be catered for, as can your fireplace needs.



Oh, there is another spiral staircase in case you needed three!
 


Now, what about something to decorate the garden with, we have four different bulls here to offer you.




Unless you are looking for a really massive bull, or a plough!



No, giant chicken or a pair of lions then.



Have a think about it.



If all else fails, you can put the tank in your front garden.  It might keep the neighbours away!!





Now, are you sure that you don't want a Statue of Liberty?  We have at least three to choose from here.



Oh, now, did you decide on a sink?  If not, there are lots of stone ones to pick from.


Click on the picture below to enlarge to read about this horse and how it came into being.



We can't miss out the pineapples can we!  You know how I love a pineapple.


I hope that you found something that you liked!

Amy

48 comments:

  1. Did I see a missile in the background. Wells is one of my to do places.

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    1. I'm not sure if it is a missile or a rocket, but yes, you did indeed spot that Bill!!

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  2. Goodness, what an eclectic mix of wonderful things! I think, like you I'd have looked at everything but probably bought nothing - although the bear might look good at the top of the garden - then again perhaps not - I'm sure the birds would perch on its head:)

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  3. I can't help thinking we might do a little detour here next time we are in the West Country. How interesting it looks.

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  4. I've never been to a reclamation yard, it looks fascinating, so many different things. I'm sure I'd end up buying something totally useless.

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  5. Fun stuff! I see several things I would want to come home with me!

    GWR? I know that immediately, thanks to my boys! Great Western Railroad. :)

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  6. Amazing stuff!! I think the trouble here is that there's far to much choice, and you couldn't possibly make a decision to buy just one thing ... but still ... I'm surprised you didn't even pick up even a garden statue ;) The reclaimed horse Endeavour is very cool, and I'll bet a lot of people ask to buy it. Thanks for sharing all these photos, it's a real treat to browse through the aisles with you! Wendy x

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  7. I would like two spiral staircases (one for indoors ,one for outdoors),the plow/plough,and a red letter box please.Don't need the bear.
    Jane x

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  8. What were the prices like?
    Perhaps movie sets hire some of this stuff...
    Fascinating!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. I love places like that… they're always a slightly strange mix of brilliant, useful things (like radiators, fireplaces and sinks) and completely random things like statues of liberty… ha! x

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    1. There was indeed an amazing mix of things! Definitely a very random mix too. xx

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  10. What an interesting collection of bits and pieces.I've never been to a reclamation yard but we keep talking about utilising them as we work round our house, maybe one day we'll get round to it.

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    1. I am sure that if you look up your local rec yard and go and visit you will find all sorts of extraordinary things! xx

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  11. What interesting stuff Amy I love the doors just beautiful!
    Thanks by the tour:D
    xo

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    1. There were some lovely doors Gloria, but you would need a very big wall for some of them! xx

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  12. I wouldn't say no to some vintage fruit boxes, they would make quite a feature stacked up for storage in the craft room. What an amazing place!

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    1. Great idea! You will have to pay a visit sometime! xx

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  13. Oh yes indeed ..... I'l take the tank please!
    what a fab place.
    love Jooles x x x

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  14. I would love to visit there and feel I would have to leave all money and credit card at home for fear of buying way too much. Thanks for a tour of this lovely interesting place.

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  15. Well - well all need a Statue of Liberty in the garden! :)

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  16. What a fab place to find! I'd love a good old rummage there. Really like those signs behind the tank.

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    1. The signs are great aren't they, they set the tank of nicely - hee hee!! xx

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  17. wow it's like a treasure cave! What a wonderful place, please tell me you bought the tank!!!! xx

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    1. Oh how I wish!!! Some of our neighbours would have a fit if they saw that! xx

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  18. Sink please. what a wonderful place I could quite happily spend the day there .I love the doors. hope you are well

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  19. We have a place just like this near where I live! We love to go and have a nosy at all the old things, I find it fascinating! You did well not to buy anything :)

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    1. There are always extraordinary things in these places aren't there. Hope that you enjoy visiting your local yard! xx

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  20. You should have told me you were visiting my house, I would have baked a cake. ;) I could spend all day in places like this. I see some things I really hope you bought, like a pair of torpedoes! Please say you did. :)

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  21. I do love a visit to a reclamation yard unfortunately this one is too far away to visit! I've spotted an ideal garden table in a fairly local one to me.

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  22. Oh wow I could spend ages looking around a place like that, thanks for sharing the photo's Amy :)

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  23. So many gorgeous things! I am very impressed at your self control- I would have come home with a lorry full :-) x

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  24. I'd love that statue of liberty in my garden! What a talking point and since the pair of us are mad New York fans it would be fab. I love those sort of places and even if you dont intend to buy its great to look round.

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    1. Hee hee, what a great talking point it would make in your newly laid out garden Anne! xx

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  25. This is my sorta place! There is one fairly near me and I love going for a gander. Did you buy anything?

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  26. What a fascinating place to visit, I love the doors.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  27. What a fantastic Aladdin's cave full of treasures. I shall have to look out for it next time I visit Wells.

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  28. WOW, what a fantastic place that is - and look at all those garden ornaments - AND that gorgeous elephant! How could you not buy anything at all from that collection Amy - just how strong are you and hubby?!!! Love, Joy xo

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  29. Amazing!! No wonder you left empty-handed -- it's probably just too overwhelming! How I would love a place like that nearby... Perhaps, a lot of the stuff is used on movie sets... And a tank too?! Wow...

    Beata

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    1. You are right, it is a bit overwhelming. Probably fine if you are looking for something specific as you just go to those things, but when you are wandering around it is a lot to take in. xx

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  30. I could get lost in a place like that! I do love the old doors! What a great place! xo karen

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  31. I love rec yards, I went to one with my dad many times but we bought reclaimed bricks on big palettes - not so ornamental! He has lots of heritage farm implements in his yard, plough, seed drills, feed choppers etc. They are fascinating. Jo x

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  32. Oh Amy... I think I have found more than one thing I like! I probably take all those sinks! Planters and the like!! Good job we have nothing like this close by to me- my husband would be so annoyed with me as I'd spend all our money on "old things"!! haha! Hazel x

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  33. What a fabulous place! I'll take the train doors for Mr B and the postboxes plus about a hundred other things for me!! XX PS In my view you can never have too many photographs!

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  34. Oh my word, what a place! Thank you for your tour Amy, it did not disappoint! I think I found about ten things there I liked. Those wooden packing boxes - they'd make great herb planters... x

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  35. Heaven! I love poking around places like that! We have a large architectural salvage place 10 minutes away but not as good as this one! They can be quite pricey though but perfect if you're doing up an old place or want something unique or quirky.
    Thanks for sharing all the oddities!
    Gill xx

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