NZ5308 : Former Plant Shop

taken 11 years ago, near to Stokesley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Former Plant Shop
Former Plant Shop
There has been for years just past the school on the Helmsley Road what could very loosely be called a garden centre. The old character that ran it, Dicky Shore, never threw anything away and when his cottage became full he moved into a caravan and when that became full he moved into his landrover. He steadfastly resisted all attempts by the council to tidy the place up. One snowy morning I was surprised to see that the site had been cleared of all trees, shrubs and sheds. It had been completely overgrown. Although his caravan remained. Fearing the cottage might be demolished I thought I'd better take a photo for prosperity so I ventured out into the snow storm.

Dicky Shore died in April 2008 just three months after this photo was taken. For a newspaper report of his funeral which contains further details of this once familiar Stokesley character see the Grid Square Discussion LinkExternal link

Oct 08 Update: Now demolished!
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 January, 2008
Buildings > Building (derelict)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 532 083 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.0424N 1:10.7681W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 532 083
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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