Caravans: The Illustrated History 1919-1959

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2003 - Transportation - 96 pages
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A detailed account of how the British caravan industry developed in its first 30 years, and of the caravans - from Alcock to Winchester - it produced. The designs in this period ran the full gamut from weird to wonderful, but all contributed to the caravan’s evolution. This book provides a nostalgic trip back to the past for caravan enthusiasts; it also serves as a record of the industry’s fledgling years and as a useful work of reference.

 

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Contents

Birth of an Industry
6
Eccles Innovator of the Touring Caravan
18
The Progressive Thirties
34
Decade of Uncertainty
54
Dawn of a New Era New Design New Construction
73
Index
96
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Andrew Jenkinson is the UK’s top caravan historian and journalist, he has written Motorhomes The Illustrated History, Caravans The Illustrated History two volumes 1919-1959 / 1960 to 2000. Also his caravan testing for UK magazines spawned the book Touring Caravan Used Buyers Guide also I-Spy Caravans & Motorhomes. Andrew has contributed to various caravan history books and is the author of The Sprite Caravans Story his latest offering for 2011. Andrew also consults to J.Salmon Publishers for Classic Caravanning Scenes Calendars. 

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