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Caravans & Charabancs - Leisure Motoring After the First World War

Caravans & Charabancs – Leisure Motoring After the First World War was a First World War Commemorative project from the National Motor Museum Trust in partnership with The Caravan Club. This two year project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

From June 2014 until August 2016, Caravans & Charabancs explored an untold legacy of this devastating conflict through a range of community events, exhibitions and social media campaigns. The outcomes from these initiatives continue to benefit the Museum and its audiences long after the project completed.

Through extensive research by volunteers and staff, the Museum has uncovered how accelerated social and technological developments in wartime led to a revolution in leisure motoring in the decades that followed. The project has enabled the public to engage with previously unseen aspects of the Designated Photographic Collection and that of The Caravan Club Collection.

You can discover stories uncovered by the project on Storify and view historic charabanc images from the Photographic Collection on flickr.


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