Caravanning in the 1970s
- Andrew Jenkinson
15th December 2022
This informative and entertaining book captures the atmosphere and essence of caravanning and motoring in the 1970s. In an era of high oil prices, industrial unrest and when the shine of the 1960s seemed to be fading, caravanning was an ideal solution for those who chose to holiday in the UK and abroad without breaking the bank.
Drawing on his unique knowledge of caravans, Andrew Jenkinson not only describes the typical caravan holiday of the 1970s, he also includes fascinating detail about the different types and makes of caravan, including Swift and others, as well as the bestselling cars that towed them – from the Sunbeam Rapier to the Ford Capri. The book also discusses essential 1970s caravanning equipment, including portable TVs, stereo tape players, push-button radios, barbeques and portable fridges.
The author shows how comparatively easy caravanning was in the 1970s compared with the present, including ease of access to the countryside and even the beach. Caravan sites also developed to provide ever more lavish facilities.
Accompanied by period photographs of both 1970s caravans and cars, and drawing on the author’s unrivalled expertise, this book is an informative and enjoyable guide to caravanning in the 1970s.