Camping and caravanning have been traditions for many generations, not only here in Australia, but all over the world. And, whilst we have come a long way and certainly modernised most things including tents and caravans, have a look at some of these old photos from the 1900’s.
From an original roof top tent, primitive caravan designs, and the old favourite, the Combie van. Maybe the design has changed and we have a lot more comforts these days, but they still looked like they were enjoying it way back then.
The ‘Trotent’. Supported by the roof of a car, the tent sleeps two and there is a ‘ground floor’ apartment for dressing. (circa 1961)
A rather bijou tent or…he’s packed his children’s garden tepee by mistake
Room with a view
A cyclist towing his caravan. (1940)
Designed for comfort the Bedouin B collapsible caravan converts from a compact trailer into a spacious home for two in four minutes flat. (Circa 1956)
Mrs G Cranham of Mitcham, Surrey on a camping holiday near Le Mans in her Volkswagen camper van with a tent extension, June 1962.
A family enjoys a cup of tea outside their mobile caravan, at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, 1926
Another family enjoys a cup of tea outside their mobile caravan, at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, 1926
If you have any old time stories or photos from your parents or grandparents camping adventures, please feel free to send them to us at [email protected]