This is the story of the modern touring caravan in the UK, from its origins in the 1919, and how it became a rich man's pastime through the 1920s, to how it found its way to the middle classes by the 1930s. Post-war, there was a manufacturing boom, and caravan usage surged, sites progressed, and caravan clubs flourished. There was even a short-lived British caravan road rallying event, where many caravans ended up smashed to pieces! Also including a look at accessories and add-ons, from tow bars to awnings, and featuring many memories from caravanners looking back over many joyful holidays, this heavily illustrated book is a nostalgic treat for the touring caravan community. AUTHOR: Andrew Jenkinson has published 12 books on touring caravan history and motorhome history and writes for Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome, The Caravan Club, Scottish Caravans Motorhome magazine, Park Home and Holiday Home magazines. He has appeared on TV and radio and has gathered a vast archive stretching back to the 1920s. He also tests new and used tourers and holiday homes, belongs to two historic caravan clubs, produces caravan calendars and cards, and has a heritage caravan holiday home Facebook page. He lives in Blackpool.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publisher: HISTORY PRESS
Publication date: 16/03/2022
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 168.00mm X 190.00mm