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The Static Caravan Story

By Andrew Jenkinson

9780750989046

ISBN: 9780750989046

Published: 03-06-2019


The Static Caravan Story

By Andrew Jenkinson

ISBN: 9780750989046

Published: 03-06-2019

About This Book

This is the story of the static caravan holiday home, a staple of the classic British holiday, from its 1930s/1940s origins when touring caravanners found a spot on a plot of land on a farm and pitched up until winter. Sites quickly sprang up, and manufacturers began designing caravans for this sole purpose. The mobile home first appeared with postwar housing shortages but by the 1960s holiday caravans were larger and specifically designed for holiday let. The '60s/'70s saw new models become more home-like, and the 1980s saw another surge in designs. With over 30 manufacturers, exports into Europe were high too. With 140 images and many contributors' memories, this book brings the story up to date and shows how sophisticated the static holiday home has become.

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