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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby naughtyjedi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:20 pm

would make a great film... kickstarter anyone?

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby Andyclarke » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:25 pm

naughtyjedi wrote:would make a great film... kickstarter anyone?


I was thinking the same!! :D

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Postby spoons » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:30 pm

There are two quarries close by and both infilled by the 90s. One is currently the local landfill (the post code site - just down the road from where Google maps sites you) and would be one to steer clear of, the other to the north looks more promising but is that a site that Palitoy used?
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby robpmarsh » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:32 pm

I think Kickstarter will attract the wrong type of person who would just flip whatever was found for a huge profit. The rest of us would be doing it for the historical/collecting reason
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby Andyclarke » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:37 pm

spoons wrote:There are two quarries close by and both infilled by the 90s. One is currently the local landfill (the post code site - just down the road from where Google maps sites you) and would be one to steer clear of, the other to the north looks more promising but is that a site that Palitoy used?


I wonder if the Palitoy employees might know. I'm sure Vectis would allow a trusted person to contact them direct to find out. Rich??

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby spoons » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:43 pm

robpmarsh wrote:I think Kickstarter will attract the wrong type of person who would just flip whatever was found for a huge profit. The rest of us would be doing it for the historical/collecting reason


thats a good point

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spoons wrote:There are two quarries close by and both infilled by the 90s. One is currently the local landfill (the post code site - just down the road from where Google maps sites you) and would be one to steer clear of, the other to the north looks more promising but is that a site that Palitoy used?


I wonder if the Palitoy employees might know. I'm sure Vectis would allow a trusted person to contact them direct to find out. Rich??


I can email Bob Brechin and see how good his memory is
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby Andyclarke » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 pm

spoons wrote:
robpmarsh wrote:I think Kickstarter will attract the wrong type of person who would just flip whatever was found for a huge profit. The rest of us would be doing it for the historical/collecting reason


thats a good point

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spoons wrote:There are two quarries close by and both infilled by the 90s. One is currently the local landfill (the post code site - just down the road from where Google maps sites you) and would be one to steer clear of, the other to the north looks more promising but is that a site that Palitoy used?


I wonder if the Palitoy employees might know. I'm sure Vectis would allow a trusted person to contact them direct to find out. Rich??


I can email Bob Brechin and see how good his memory is


Excellent, if he doesn't know he might know someone who does. See what he has to say first before we influence his memories!

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby naughtyjedi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:57 pm

robpmarsh wrote:I think Kickstarter will attract the wrong type of person who would just flip whatever was found for a huge profit. The rest of us would be doing it for the historical/collecting reason


no, kickstarter for the film....

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby theforceuk » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:10 pm

One problem I see here, is the land owner could just turn around at the end of it all and say thanks for digging my stuff up now I'll take over!
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby scooternick » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:44 pm

Puts a different meaning to U grading :wink:

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:47 pm

theforceuk wrote:One problem I see here, is the land owner could just turn around at the end of it all and say thanks for digging my stuff up now I'll take over!


There's probably a proforma contract thing out on the interweb somewhere. Detectorists must use them all the time with landowners. We'd need something in writing anyway giving exclusive digging rights for a period of time otherwise it could turn into a free for all.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby spoons » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:52 pm

I seriously doubt that there will be anything that the landowner wants to keep :)

Bob Brechin said his Lount landfill quote was a bit of a throwaway one, but he also said the landowner wouldn't let us dig.

Over to currymonster for the location

As to forms, we have landowner consent forms at work that I could use, but no use without knowing who the landowner is
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:36 pm

Once you know the field then about £3 on the Land Registry website get you the owner's details. Local enquiries are likely to be necessary to locate the owner once you have the name. Surrounding farms and businesses will know.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby laurencedyer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:01 pm

You lot are off your tits!

It must take someone deluded to persue the "Farmers Field Myth" :D .

Palitoy used two main landfills, Coalville that they literally filled full of plastic and cardboard from the packaging factory and Lount tip which is half a mile from the Finished Goods warehouse where they would dispose of end of line products.

Lount tip is where people would scale the fence and help themselves to perfectly good packaged toys just sitting there on the waste pile. However the old Lount Landfill site now has the M42 built across it, where the road has slightly sunk. The current Lount location is simply a recycling centre as all tips are in this day and age.

The only hole that I have discovered that was dug and filled is in Mountsorrel, this was dug and filled with Mainline trains. The Tax inspectors witnessed them being dumped in and then crushed by a digger before being infilled for write off purposes.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby scooternick » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:04 pm

Good thread though! Nothing wrong with a nice dream sequence!@
laurencedyer wrote:You lot are off your tits!

It must take someone deluded to persue the "Farmers Field Myth" :D .

Palitoy used two main landfills, Coalville that they literally filled full of plastic and cardboard from the packaging factory and Lount tip which is half a mile from the Finished Goods warehouse where they would dispose of end of line products.

Lount tip is where people would scale the fence and help themselves to perfectly good packaged toys just sitting there on the waste pile. However the old Lount Landfill site now has the M42 built across it, where the road has slightly sunk. The current Lount location is simply a recycling centre as all tips are in this day and age.

The only hole that I have discovered that was dug and filled is in Mountsorrel, this was dug and filled with Mainline trains. The Tax inspectors witnessed them being dumped in and then crushed by a digger before being infilled for write off purposes.


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