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Dead Transport Artefacts: Abandoned Petrol Station and Little Chef, Kentford, Suffolk - 8th September 2005

Alongside the A14 near Kentford in Suffolk lie the remains of Kentford Filling Station North and a Little Chef, both abandoned a couple of years ago and both crumbling into the ground, aided and abetted by passing squatters and vandals, by the looks of it. Nosher stops off on the way home from work in Cambridge one evening to have a look round and take photos. It's slightly unsettling; something like a scene from a post-apocopolyptic Sci-fi film such as Day of the Triffids or 28 Days Later, with the thought that there might still be squatters lurking in the ruins whilst the traffic drones by obliviously on the nearby highway. The door to the Little Chef has been broken open, so there's even a chance to timidly peer inside

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2005 Outside the Little Chef, someone has dumped a lorry-load of scrap tiles

Outside the Little Chef, someone has dumped a lorry-load of scrap tiles

2005 The scrapped tiles have turned in to some sort of ceramic beach

The scrapped tiles have turned in to some sort of ceramic beach

2005 More tiles, close up. They look almost like piles of books

More tiles, close up. They look almost like piles of books

2005 The old petrol station shop

The old petrol station shop

2005 Garage shop, in a state of slight disrepair

Garage shop, in a state of slight disrepair

2005 An HGV's windscreen lies shattered on the ground

An HGV's windscreen lies shattered on the ground

2005 More broken glass

More broken glass

2005 A wrecked newspaper box

A wrecked newspaper box

2005 A station identity

A station identity

2005 A wheel-less whellbarrow

A wheel-less whellbarrow

2005 The derelict Little Chef building

The derelict Little Chef building

2005 Looking through the windows

Looking through the windows

2005 A hot, fetid smell accompanies the taking of some photos inside the remains of the Little Chef

A hot, fetid smell accompanies the taking of some photos inside the remains of the Little Chef

2005 The fact that the furniture is still in place adds to the post-apocalyptic feel

The fact that the furniture is still in place adds to the post-apocalyptic feel

2005 A Little Chef bin

A Little Chef bin

2005 Diesel-Engined Road Vehicles, this way

Diesel-Engined Road Vehicles, this way

2005 Shop shelves still remain, forlornly advertising oil and car-care. A chiller cabinet has been tipped over

Shop shelves still remain, forlornly advertising oil and car-care. A chiller cabinet has been tipped over

2005 Discarded cassette tapes litter the area

Discarded cassette tapes litter the area

2005 A pile of broken concrete

A pile of broken concrete

2005 The way in is blocked

The way in is blocked

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Outside the Little Chef, someone has dumped a lorry-load of scrap tiles