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Heritage: A history of caravanning in pictures

PUBLISHED: 14:09 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:09 31 May 2017

Martin Brundle takes a break beneath the canopy of his luxury caravan, a 23-foot long Chevrolet Jamboree Rallye, dated 9th January 1981. Photo: Archant Library

Martin Brundle takes a break beneath the canopy of his luxury caravan, a 23-foot long Chevrolet Jamboree Rallye, dated 9th January 1981. Photo: Archant Library

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Who does not love a good caravanning holiday?

The Caraliner - a boat which can accommodate a caravan - provides a new concept in boating holidays, say Jim and Anne Toplis, of Topcraft Cruisers, Oulton Broad. Photo: Archant LibraryThe Caraliner - a boat which can accommodate a caravan - provides a new concept in boating holidays, say Jim and Anne Toplis, of Topcraft Cruisers, Oulton Broad. Photo: Archant Library

Every year hundreds of the mobile homes make the trip to our coastline as holiday makers look to enjoy our sunny beaches or explore the broads.

These pictures show the heritage of caravanning across our region and look at how they have changed throughout the years.

Norfolk has had its fair share of quirky and interesting caravans. From caravan boats, such as the Caraliner, to traditional Gipsy caravans such as the one lived in by Jeff Williams and Jan Mohan.

Our county is a much loved destination for caravanners, with more than 100 caravan and camping sites listed across the area. Cromer, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth being popular destinations for sun seekers to pitch their homes.

Jeff Williams and Jan Mohan, with their two lurcher dogs and the caravan in which they will be living, dated 31st May 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryJeff Williams and Jan Mohan, with their two lurcher dogs and the caravan in which they will be living, dated 31st May 1988. Photo: Archant Library

They may not be the prettiest sights on the roads during the summer but there is certainly a simple pleasure in a weekend away in a caravan.

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