Here are some images culled from a BBC documentary called 'Caravans: A British Love Affair'.
|I wonder what she's looking at? Rhyl, perhaps.|
|Family time. There's nothing else to do.|
|An early wooden caravan / home from home.|
|A typical caravanning trip.|
|Sam Alper, the Henry Ford of the UK caravan industry|
When I was in my teens, we had a caravan. We did Wales and Devon and Cornwall and all that but, mostly, we went to Kessingland in Suffolk (about sixty miles from home). It's a lovely place, but there's not much to do there or in nearby metropolis Lowestoft if you're 14, and you soon exhaust that small supply of excitement if you go every fucking weekend, so I grew to resent the place and the way it cut into my burgeoning social life. Now I have a job and a family of my own, of course, I'd love to go to Kessingland every weekend, especially now Lowestoft has that new wind turbine.