Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Reclamation...it's all the rage, you know! ;-)






There's nothing like a good old rummage around a local reclamation yard, is there?

This is Toby's reclamation yard, which is situated at Station Road, Exminster.

We pass by Toby's every time we drive to Exmouth.

They say that good things come in threes and they can't be wrong!

We always stop at Powderham

for coffee and a walk around Toby Buckland's plant centre;

 we do this as we are on our way to see Meggy and Toby

and now up pops yet another Toby.

Three Toby's in one day! 

(Sounds like the beginning of a re-written Crowded House song!! LOL!)





Anyway, this is where we found ourselves on Friday and I'm glad we did!

My favourite bits were the little splashes of railway memorabilia,

dotted about the place. I always 'home in' on this sort of thing

as it reminds me so much of my past; we travelled everywhere on the train

 when I was a young child.







And what is more, if you love trains then Toby's sits right by the main line,

so you can kill two birds with one stone as the trains pass by frequently.

Of course, this hasn't always been a reclamation yard...it was once

a station: Exminster Station. And the 1852 station building still exists.

Exminster station closed for passenger traffic in 1964.












And of course, there are those old tin signs!!





















And those old finger posts : I was very pleased to spot this one:













But there was so much more!

Everything from garden rollers...




to....




I love these benches!

And these signs...




I didn't buy anything but I saw plenty to which I would've loved to have given a home.

.... there's always another day!! ;-)




4 comments:

Meg Sunshine c; said...

looks fab there Sal, I've been meaning to go and you've inspired me to pop in x

Anonymous said...

Amazing place...thanks for showing us around!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Think I am going to have to seek it out.
Julie xxxxxxx

Graham said...

And there it is ,, your dreams come true, a genuine GWR bench just waiting for its place in your garden Miss Sal, Mr Snips has birthday , Christmas solved.
Great find, what a place to discover.