New book leans into the nostalgia of touring caravan holidays

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A new book, which is set to be released in March, will take fans of touring caravans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The Touring Caravan Story: Over a Century of Towing by Andrew Jenkinson will feature tales from those who have enjoyed this type of holiday over the years.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the touring caravan was a status symbol for the rich, but has evolved into an accessible holiday option for many families.

The Touring Caravan Story explores this history and delves into what it means to the British public.

Illustrated with beautiful pictures, you may be able to spot the caravans you remember from your childhood and revel in the accessories that were made to enhance the lifestyle.

Mr Jenkinson is the author of 12 books on leisure vehicle history and writes for The Caravan Club, Practical Caravan and Park Home & Holiday Home magazine.

His personal archive of caravan memorabilia dates back to the 1920s and demonstrates his expertise in the subject.

The Touring Caravan Story is published by The History Press and will be available to purchase in paperback from March 2022, priced at £12.99.

Pre-orders are already open for those keen to get their hands on a copy as soon as possible.

There’s no doubt it’ll appeal to those who love touring and its place in the history of staycationing in the UK.



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