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selwyn motors is an independent coach operator in the isle of axholme lincolnshire in the fairly remote village of belton between scunthorpe and gainsborough having previously done this yard a return to barry dodds was called for so a slight detour on the way home brought me to saxon lane selwyn motors is a difficult yard to find unless you know what you are looking for set back up a drive off the main road . started by his father in 1939 selwyns is an independant operator run by barry on his own predominatly a coach operator although he did have a service route 292 belton to doncaster which has ran for many years and was a saturday only 1 journey each way shopping service using the double decker which ended in december due to a new rule where the buses have to have flat platforms for disabled/buggy access added to this a cut in subsidy by north east lincs cc this rural service doesnt carry enough passengers to make buying a flat platform bus viable and with 2 way travel and isle doing the school contracts barry in his 70,s has decided enough is enough and was in the process of a re mot of the 53 seater to join the 49 seater available for private hire although 90% of the work has been done this vehicle still stands idle. almost every bus selwyns have ever had are at their yard many have been stood derelict for many years with trees and green moss growing either on them or around them refusing to sell his buses unless he can get the right kind of price for them it looks like a buses graveyard with the bus sheds and buses filled with all sorts of unimaginable crap.... barry selwyn dodd gives nothing away. if you like this post check out my other bus posts. one of the original buses in the name of E.R dodd mwb 310 a 1950 bedford ob previously owned by roevilles of stainforth now 68 years old still stands in the shed at selwyn motors along with ex wallace arnold aua 435 J.. a 1971 aec reliance passed to dodds in 1976 435 stands at christchurch when she was in service with the saturday afternoon return service to belton OJD138 R ...a leyland fleetline fe30agr new to london transport as dms2138 in 1976 stands at christ church the bus stands themselves now long since gone far from its london home 138 sits among the vegetation and assorted clutter in the peacefull lincolnshire countryside still with its original 292 blind now filled to the brim with clutter retired due to broken springs hsv 126 ex wallace arnold passed to wray of harrogate joined selwyns in 1994 and 23 years on it still retains its wray livery this has on one occasion filled in for the metrobus on the 292 90% completed 126 just needs a few more jobs doing before she can return to service DDB 169 C a 1965 daimler fleetline new to north western as 169 shortly returning to belton via sandtoft having been stood many years is in a very derelict state hardly any paint remains but uncovers it greater manchester origins another bus filled with crap 844 FKX a DAF nothing else is known about this vehicle apart from it used to do selwyns contract to axholme school before the advent of 2 way travel sits derelict among its companions awaiting resurection. R681 WRN formally R60 RED a volvo 49 seater was selwyns latest and possibly final aquisition leaves axholme school epworth on completing a private hire job for the school awaits its next job the majority of its work is now rail replacement jobs and occasional school trips out
History Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Gothic Revival style with pointed arched windows and Geometrical tracery. EXTERIOR: chamfered and moulded plinth, sill band, moulded eaves, coped gables with crosses and finials. North side has a central gable with an archway and shafts, flanked by single gabled buttresses. Beyond, single blocked 3-light windows. To left, the octagonal east chapel has angle buttresses and 3 gables, each with a 4-light window. Roof gablets. Fleche removed. To right, west chapel with apsidal end and buttresses, 3 bays, with six 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. In the north gable, a 5-light window. Square north-west tower, 3 stages, has to north a gabled doorway with shafts. Above, a trefoiled vescia piscis and to east, a 2-light window. Third stage has a foiled corbel table and to north, a rose window. On the other sides, 3-light windows. Spire removed. INTERIOR: east chapel has an arch braced conical roof with collars forming a corona. West chapel has a moulded stone arch to the apse, and an arch braced double purlin roof. Both chapels have foliage corbels. The Explore This was the first explore out with my new camera and i'm pretty chuffed with the pics. I really can't take any credit at all for this, @hamtagger, has been watching this place for probably the best part of 2 years. I would have known nothing about it otherwise. We were on an evening walk through the cemetery (being interested in the dead and all, this is how we roll) when we noticed that the door was slightly ajar. Outside the door there are a few beer cans which at a guess gave me the impression that a drunk had tried getting in. Not equipped with our camera's and with light not being on our side we decided to come back another day. After a few days we found ourselves in there one afternoon. Not knowing what to expect really, we knew that the place had been closed for a long time and judging by the quantity of pigeon shit even behind the door which had built up in to a mound having been recently opened it was longer than we thought. This should have been called the Pigeon Palace. What a lovely little place for these flying rats to nest. Only the West side is accessible, going in through the door it has a lovely porch area. To the left was a small room, teracotta and black diamond floor made from Clay tiles, 2 windows and a small fire looking thing in the corner. On the right as you go in there is another door which leads to the tower. Unfortunately no way you can get up with the rotting stairs and platfforms above. The spire had been removed leading to a lot of water ingress. The main Chapel was relatively pretty, decorated at the edges where the concrete arches were with foliage made from stone. The Pews were nicely crafted too. The altar still remains but very bare. Allthough it very much had the feeling of a church there was very little to make clear that it was infact a church other than those things we would recognise as being in one. There were no plaques on the wall, inside or out. No scriptures, nothing. I really enjoyed it, despite the pigeon cemetery and faeces inside. Some really nice woodwork on the window frames on the exterior of the East side, I have googled and nothing has come up. It looks like a crocodile/Alligator/Lizard?? Anyway, on with the pics and thanks for looking! 1 2 3 4 5 6, The Pews had suffered from woodworm, sadly. 7 8, The remains of the tower 9 10 11 12 13 14 15