• Short Summary

    THE CARAVAN EXHIBITION, OPENED IN LONDON SEPT 20, DREW CAPACITY CROWDS FOR THE EXHIBITS MORE OFTEN LINKED WITH SUMMER THAN WITH THESE COLD GREY WINTRY DAYS.

  • Description

    THE CARAVAN EXHIBITION, OPENED IN LONDON SEPT 20, DREW CAPACITY CROWDS FOR THE EXHIBITS MORE OFTEN LINKED WITH SUMMER THAN WITH THESE COLD GREY WINTRY DAYS.

    THE MANY VISITORS SOON REALISED THAT THE CARAVAN TODAY IS NO LONGER JUST A HOME ON WHEELS. THOUGH THE EMPHASIS IS STILL ON MOBILITY, COMFORT NO LONGER TAKES SECOND PLACE. AND WITH EVEN LUXURY TO SHOW, MORE ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO MAKE A CARAVAN A PERMANENT HOME, TO THE THOUSANDS OF HOUSEWIVES WHO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF SMALL-SPACE COOKERY.

    BUT THE LURE OF THE SUNSHINE HAS NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN - A - DOUBLE-DECKED CARAVAN HAS ALL THE ATTRACTIONS OF A PENTHOUSE FLAT.

    FIFTY THOUSAND CARAVANS ARE PRODUCED IN ENGLAND EACH YEAR, AND TEN PERCENT ARE EXPORTED. BEST CUSTOMERS ARE RETIRED COUPLES WHO WANT NEITHER THE COST NOR THE SIZE OF A LARGER PERMANENT HOME.

    THE PRICES CAN RUN INTO THOUSANDS OF POUNDS, BUT EVEN IN THE MOST MODEST THERE IS STILL ROOM TO ACCOMMODATE A FEW FRIENDS.

    CARAVANNING IS NOW FASHIONABLE IN BRITAIN, WITH MANY THINKING OF IT AS A MEANS OF ACQUIRING A HOME "AWAY FROM HOME".

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    Film ID:
    VLVATXXKNM3GIBCTNP1LTFU95X4C
    Media URN:
    VLVATXXKNM3GIBCTNP1LTFU95X4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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