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Post by kals » 7 months ago

Damn! I went a good number of times as a kid and included a stunning collection of machinery. Who else has visited?

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Post by Antonov » 7 months ago

I had planned to go there. Guess I won't be able to anymore (wish there was a time frame, instead of 'imminent')

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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I had planned to go there. Guess I won't be able to anymore (wish there was a time frame, instead of 'imminent')
There is a time frame given..... 5th November. So yes, imminent.

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Very sad. I never got to see it. I remember it opening but I recall it being fairly small in the early days back in the seventies. It only really grew in size after I moved to Aus IIRC.

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Post by Antonov » 7 months ago

I checked to go. It is doable, but from what I understand, the restaurant and gift shop have already closed.
Worse still, numerous cars have already been taken away. I wonder where they will end up?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

Antonov wrote:
7 months ago
I checked to go. It is doable, but from what I understand, the restaurant and gift shop have already closed.
Worse still, numerous cars have already been taken away. I wonder where they will end up?
I think they were mostly owned by other collectors, and have been returned to their owners. Wheatcroft sold many of his collection a few years ago.
The collection now consists mostly of Tanks and war vehicles. Kevin (son of Tom) Wheatcroft has an unhealthy interest in (particularly German) Tanks and armoured vehicles and has a very large collection of them on display.

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Post by Antonov » 7 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
7 months ago
Antonov wrote:
7 months ago
I checked to go. It is doable, but from what I understand, the restaurant and gift shop have already closed.
Worse still, numerous cars have already been taken away. I wonder where they will end up?
I think they were mostly owned by other collectors, and have been returned to their owners. Wheatcroft sold many of his collection a few years ago.
The collection now consists mostly of Tanks and war vehicles. Kevin (son of Tom) Wheatcroft has an unhealthy interest in (particularly German) Tanks and armoured vehicles and has a very large collection of them on display.
this sort of tank?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

Antonov wrote:
7 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
7 months ago
Antonov wrote:
7 months ago
I checked to go. It is doable, but from what I understand, the restaurant and gift shop have already closed.
Worse still, numerous cars have already been taken away. I wonder where they will end up?
I think they were mostly owned by other collectors, and have been returned to their owners. Wheatcroft sold many of his collection a few years ago.
The collection now consists mostly of Tanks and war vehicles. Kevin (son of Tom) Wheatcroft has an unhealthy interest in (particularly German) Tanks and armoured vehicles and has a very large collection of them on display.
this sort of tank?

Image
No this sort:


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Post by Antonov » 7 months ago

And that will also be closing?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 months ago

Hopefully. Let Kevin stick his fetish elsewhere.

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