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Caravans International

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Oct 1966.

of Saffron Walden, Essex

1963 After the merger with Bluebird Caravans, the name of Alperson Products was changed to Caravans International

1966 Queen's Award for Export in respect of Sprite Caravans and Eccles Caravans[1]

1966 Included the brands (see advert):

As well as caravans for towing, the company had introduced motorised caravans (see advert)

Presumably this led to the formation of Caravans International (Motorised)

By the 1970s Sprite caravans were being produced in Germany, Italy, South Africa and New Zealand, but Caravans International faced fierce competition at home and abroad and that, combined with the 1970s recession, was a low point in the business.

1982 Caravans International went into liquidation, but reformed as a new smaller company with the same name.


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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 15 April 1966