Old holiday slides

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Just scanned these from slides which are deteriorating rapidly, they are from various locations in Europe from the mid sixties through to the early eighties. I do have some video of the van being offloaded by crane from the Innesfallen, a Swansea -Cork ferry before the days of drive-on drive-off. I will try to add that to the file soon. The van is in two different liveries as it was painted in Ford colours in about 1970/71.


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Just had to modify that link
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I've just converted old family films and that shows camping in a Bay and Notch around Europe. Trying to get the number plates to see if they're still about.
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Excellent photos, I love stuff like this, thanks for sharing
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Hi Bernard, great photos.... certainly well used during your childhood!

Couple of questions....
What was the big red canvas thing on the front of the rack? Was it like a roof bag?
You seem to have plastic covers on all the seat cushions so you can use them outdoors?
Nice to see the awning sides being used... even just making a cup of tea! Hahahahaha

Thanks for sharing, they were great to look through.

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fabulous, you have some lovely childhood memories there

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These are great, thanks
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Only two years late but here it goes, the red cover was a roof rack that my Dad had on a Vauxhall Victor Estate which he modified to fit on the VW roof rack as before that any luggage on the roof was open to the elements.
The plastic covers were original on the Devon cushions and matched the plastic covers on the VW front seats. These were kept in place for years as there were seven children travelling in the van it was much easier to keep it clean. They only came off once they started to fall apart which was after most of us had grown up.
We did travel all over Europe in the van and enjoyed many adventures.
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Superb pictures! Only just seen.. off to study!
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Westfalia Hamburg Type155i 003 viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64012
1965 Devon Caravette, L360 L289 Hammock, Tent, M W Pop
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Awesome photos
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Great pics of a rare Devon Samba - interesting bus as it has bullet indicators and late rear lights. 1963? I have just got some early pics of Caroline's 67 Devon from the son of the first owner that include some of the bus towing a large caravan similar to that in your pics. The towball was simply bolted on to the bumper - no towbar, no backing plate!
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My 02/03/62 has bullets euro lights n no flanges on rear wheel arches.. So yes 63 has flanges.
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1965 Devon Caravette, L360 L289 Hammock, Tent, M W Pop
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