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This year’s Western Motorhome Show in Malvern is expected to be the biggest ever, with more than 6,000 campers attending in more than 3,000 camper vans, motorhomes and caravans.
On the 14th of June 1907, J Harris Stone started a caravanning club after being inspired by holidays he had taken in his own custom-built caravan. In those days, the Caravan and Motorhome club was simply called ‘The Club’, and it wasn’t until February 2017 when the name of the club was officially changed to the Caravan and Motorhome Club, to recognise the fact that 40% of the 1 million members of the club are motorhome owners. This year, the club reaches 110 years old!
The Caravan and Motorhome Club offers a variety of campsites across the UK that are located near to and alongside sites that have railways with steam trains running. This classic form of transport has a certain feel of nostalgia and classic British elements. Enthusiasts and families alike are elated by the sight of classic steam trains, and these sites prove very popular with caravan owners and motorhome owners. Famous steam trains include the Flying Scotsman and The Rocket, the engine of which was designed by Robert Stephenson back in 1829.
Motorhome and campervan owners are signing a petition to request allocated overnight parking areas across the UK.
New rules have been announced by HMRC regarding VAT relief on motorhomes that have been adapted for use by people who are physically disabled.