Haughley Auction House


The much-missed Haughley auction house and it’s junk yard.

When I was a student my new friend Ellie took me to the Haughley auction house. An eccentric old man who dealt with house clearances ran it. Whatever didn’t sell was simply thrown out back. We skipped the auction and went straight to the junkyard. Amongst the usual household furniture there was also garden sheds, a caravan, boxes of books destroyed by the rain and an organ.

These photos were taken on my last visit to the auction house and the first film I ever shot on my Diana. I took my friend James who was keen to find another organ (he didn’t). We did find a turntable and a load of old records, a tiny Jesus Christmas decoration and a vintage suitcase (which I kept).

Unfortunately we can never go back. When the auction house owner died his inheritors sold the land. From house clearance to a housing development.

written by rosie-charlotte on 2010-03-15 #places #antique #house #england #vintage #location #ipswich #diana #junkyard #auction #haughley


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    great mood on the shots, like it

  2. rater
    rater ·

    I am totally with mephisto19, the mood in the shots is great. Too bad that it does not exists anymore...

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent shots ! The first one is my favourite !

  4. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    sad story... love the shots!

  5. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Yeah, the mood is well captured

  6. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    some items just beg to be photographed! nice shots. :)

  7. disdis
    disdis ·

    Great place and gallery!

  8. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    wow, all shots are amazing! which film did you use?

  9. violet_rayy
    violet_rayy ·

    Great first film and lovely review!

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