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Moredon S.S.C.


A story waiting to be told...somewhere in England.

Moredon S.S.C.


A story waiting to be told...somewhere in England.

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Well I don't think this will be going anywhere Ginnie, but it made a great shot.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling it's been stationed there for a long time, Frances. smile Thanks.
Looks like a sad story to me...
Ginnie Hart: Actually, it is, Larry. You're very perceptive. Thanks.
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2011, 01:11
...the laundry line I almost didn't see. Wow, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Margaret. I didn't notice it at firest either! Kinda makes you wonder.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Sep 2011, 02:27
Looks like the palace is well equipped with mattresses for those who would rest here a while...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray. I'm sure there's a guest room somewhere! smile Thanks.
It will take a bit of paint and she will be good as new.... that is if you can get the wheels out of the ground.... great find and an even better shot.... keep them guessing.... and just keep smiling Ginniegrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It kinda makes you wonder what it looks like inside, Peter, doesn't it! Thanks.
Ah, ha! An old motocross support vehicle! The Moredon "Schoolboy Scramble Club" bus apparently has taken on a new life.

Let's see... Laundry, beds, and there - behind the bus - could those bricks surround the "facilities"? Well, perhaps a solar shower. That would be nicer. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: To be truthful to the scene, Linda, there was the tiniest of trailer homes to the left of the image. It makes me wonder what's inside the truck...besides a spare motocross! smile Thanks.
It certainly looks like someone's home.
Ginnie Hart: All settled in for a stretch, it appears! Thanks, Michael.
You really learn the art of Ginnie incredible scenes! A story that we never know .. A superb post processing!
Ginnie Hart: You're very generous, Mathilde! Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2011, 07:10
Great image and treatment, it was an amazing place, a photographer's heaven.
It is a way of living and maybe they are the happiest in the world.
Strange, we always reflect this kind of life onto our own life.
Ginnie Hart: The story we came up with after seeing this! We could probably write a book if we knew the entire thing. Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2011, 07:14
Oh, there must live some persons, I see matresses, laundry hanging on the washing line - yes, I would like to hear the story, but I don't know if you had any contact with the family. Either it chose this life style deliberately or forced by poverty ...In these days a whole family is 'erroring' through Nederland and Germany as you may have read in the newspaper being on the run from the police.
Ginnie Hart: Part of the story, Philine, is that the guy who lives here had an explosion from a motorcycle that burned his face. It's now severly deformed. We saw him and wondered what had happened. I suspect he stays out of the public eye by living here. Very sad in that respect.

I have not yet heard about the family you've mentioned. WOW. It makes you wonder what they're running from!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Sep 2011, 07:27
I think its running days are over now Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I 'spect so, Chris!
great contrast and interesting pov, nice compo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
Une caravane,du linge qui sèche?
Une belle image de ce camion qui vécu certainement une grande époque !!
Ginnie Hart: It clearly has had a life of its own, Jean-Louis. smile Merci.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2011, 08:32
Wonderful treatment with this shot Ginnie. Can't help but wonder who is living either near or in it judging by the laundry hanging.
Ginnie Hart: A gentleman whose face was badly burned in a motorcycle explosion lives there, Kala. Very sad but at least he has his privacy. We were there because his mother is a friend of our hosts where we stayed in England.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Sep 2011, 09:01
Such an atmospheric picture, the shades and colouring all add to the effect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. It did make me stop and stare!
A fine place for you and Astrid to lay your heads next year Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Hmmm. Definitely a thought to bear in mind, Mick! Thanks. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 26 Sep 2011, 09:17
I remember these old Bedford lorries Ginnie but not in the form of a campervan.
Ginnie Hart: Some things you just have to see with yuour own eyes, Chad...as you know.
i liked how the truck merges well with its sorrounding!
Ginnie Hart: It was very well camouflaged, Joshi! Thanks.
Wouldn't we all love to know that story! Very interesting post.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary. The guy whose face was badly burned in a motorcycle explosion lives there. Very sad but at least he has his privacy. We were there because his mother is a friend of our hosts where we stayed in England.
Have you seen my mattress, G? Ha! wink

Do Moredon SSC still do delivery?
Ginnie Hart: These are things one never knows, LC. grin HA!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Sep 2011, 10:04
I have recently seen a BBC program that was also about 'down-and-out' people in the UK. You can't imagine - in the middle of high civilisation ...

Just a glimpse of what is happening allover the world.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you are right, Louis. In that regard, I guess the guy who lives here is lucky?!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2011, 10:22
Very cool! Try it in sepia;-)
Ginnie Hart: I do so much in sepia, Luiza, that this time I didn't. HA! Well, you know how that is. smile Thanks anyway.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2011, 10:23
Oh, this is a very sad story, it reminds me of the leprosy victims who had in former centuriesto hide outside of the towns (in Münster you can visit the medieval Leprosenhaus and its area around) or on special isles like on Flora or other isles in the Pacific Ocean. Ik ben bedroefd.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, I know what you are saying and meaning. I'm sure this man feels ostracized by society because of what his face looks like. His nose is almost gone, for one thing. He probably had no money to do reconstructive surgery. And so he is like an outcast, living his life like this on his parents' land. It breaks my heart.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2011, 10:51
love the matressess, definitely a story there smile
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Scarlet...and yes!
When an alternative life style or poverty/immigration turns a bit sad. Well seen Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: There is a story here, John, of a burn victim whose face is grotesque. He lives here on his parents' property. I'm sure there's a lot more to the story.... So very sad to us but I wonder if he perhaps feels free!
  • brian
  • Thailand
  • 26 Sep 2011, 12:39
I have to ask - what does SSC stand for?

Great image though
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Brian, except for what the link says:
Nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
An old Bedford methinks. The last furniture to be moved is possibly still inside the truck, the mettrasses are anyway.
Ginnie Hart: Is this releated to motorcross bikes, Wim?? http://moto.mpora.com/tag/moredon-ssc/
  • Alan
  • Antonito, Colorado
  • 26 Sep 2011, 13:46
I wonder if the lorry to home to a family? I can see mattresses and laundry. I hope not!
Ginnie Hart: All I know, Alan, is that a burn victim lives there on his parents' property. His motorcycle exploded in his face, which is now grotequesly deformed. Very sad, but he seems to be making the most of it.
  • tede
  • France
  • 26 Sep 2011, 15:02
An old truck that has earned his retirement even though I think it's inhabited!! A picture that reminds us that poverty still exists and more. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, and yes, Tede. At least he has a roof over his head!
A very sad story Ginnie. I hope he is left in peace and not hassled by council officials to move on or to get planning permission.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Janet. Indeed. At least he's living on his parents' property, which hopefully gives him some protection?!
an interesting vehicle Ginnie that just begs to be restored
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill. I'd love to peek into the back of it, wouldn't you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2011, 18:06
It is unbelievable that there is no way to help the young (as I assume) man. Chris may know more about his situation ... 'Reconstructive surgery' could be helpful, indeed, (In my English lesson is a lady who has lost her eyes light by an accident, and her nose was reconstructed, now she can live in a rather good way thanks to the help of her partner and a blind dog)- are there not any organisations/clubs in UK who could offer help? Yes, you are right: "It breaks my heart." The money might be the main problem?
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has told me that Chris told her later that the young man was in the hospital a long time and will still have more reconstructive surgery. That's good news. Let's wish for him the best...and a life that is full and fulfilling!
Me gusta el virado que le has dado a la toma.

Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 26 Sep 2011, 19:06
This photo looks like a photo out of a history book.

I agree with Larry, seems like it could be a sad story or maybe an eerie one.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Emily. Apparently the burn victim who lives there is still in the process of reconstructive surgery. I do hope he will be able eventually to brave the public eye!
Oh what a great find Ginnie, it certainly has seen better days than this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. I'm sure a book could be written about it! smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2011, 19:56
I like the processing and tones! is a postapocalypses scene
Ginnie Hart: It does look like another world, another time, Oscar. Gracias.
This picture is made even more interesting Ginnie by your telling of the man's story. (I feel such compassion for any soul that believes he must hide his face.)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jacquelyn! I found out from Astrid that he will still have more reconstructive surgery, so let's hope he'll be at a place where he can be more public.
Looks like someone is living there.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sheila, there is. A long story.....
  • paul
  • BT Broadband is the worst - dont buy it
  • 26 Sep 2011, 22:28
how fascinating! Have you processed this image at all Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Paul. Can't remember now all that I did but I think I even added a bit of a texture. But basically this is what it looked like. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Sep 2011, 00:41
On one level this looks sad and on antother it looks quite promising smile

Lovely photo smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Cherry. I don't think the glass is half-empty...but half-full!
  • Debb
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2011, 01:21
What a wonderful photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debb.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2011, 01:25
judging by the clothesline, someone lives there.. smile it's good you didn't get too close.. nicely captured..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian, there is a burn victim living there on his parents' property. He had a motorcycle blow up in his face! So sad. We were on the property because our hosts are friends of the parents.
After reading some of the comments and learned of the person living there Ginnie... i feel very sad for him ....petersad
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Peter, I know. Astrid says Chris told her later that the young man will have more reconstructive surgery. Let's hope he will be able to live a full and fulfilling life.
Awesome shot. What a sweet scene. Very well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Adam.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 27 Sep 2011, 21:35
magnifique trouvaille.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Merci.
The mattresses in the truck and the clothes on the line in the background are the perfect touch.
Ginnie Hart: It all did make me look twice, JP! smile Thanks.
  • Gareth Pullinger
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Sep 2013, 13:26
This vehicle brings back memories for me.
It was owned and used by the Moredon Schoolboy Scramble Club
that back then was based in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
It was used for carrying wooden fence stakes for marking out the motocross track, it would trundle around all terrains with posts being hurled out the back ! Members of the club / committee would often take it in turns to clean it etc. after use. I can remember doing with the old man on several occasions !
Moredon SSC was a great family motocross club that had a big following !
Ginnie Hart: WOW. What a great comment, Gareth. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your own story!

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