20 Vintage Photos of People Camping and Caravanning Between the 1930s and 1960s

It was before the 20th century when camping holidays really started. The first real holiday camp was in the Isle of Man, called the “Cunningham Camp”. The only strange thing about this camp was that all the campers were men! This “all mens” holiday camp opened in 1894, and they all helped with chores so the day to day running of the camp went as smoothly as possible.

Camping and caravanning holidays became popular in the 1960s as an alternative holiday to stopping in a hotel or boarding home.

Here, we take a historical look back at how people back then spend their spare time under canvas and inside mobile sheds.

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