Valuable past: The 1926 caravan certainly lives up to the company motto: ‘always to excel and be superior to others’ ‘There is a stove and lighting and everything is original and still works. All the wood is oak and everything is of the highest quality. ‘Bertram Hutchings was one of the most respected names in caravanning circles in pre-war days.
‘Within a few years he had completed a small fleet of horse-drawn vans for hire, only for the business to be curtailed by the outbreak of war.
‘Fortunately, the military needed caravans and Hutchings managed to survive.
‘With hostilities ended he introduced his first design for the emerging trailer caravan market in 1920: the Winchester.
‘Hutchings continued to build motor caravans and horse-drawn vans alongside the trailer type, and as the latter gained in popularity responded with a new model: the Voyageur.’ Bonhams Oxford Automobilia Sale of March 3
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