The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Atlantic
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1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by Atlantic » Mon, 07 Feb 2011, 11:17 pm

In case anyone is interested I have two caravans, an early (maybe 1957) Portafold and an Eccles. Last summer I bought a new project in the form of a very rare Eccles 16c. It can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/52222710@N08/sets/
I will add photos as I can get work done. The roof has to come off to have the timbers re-steamed and set. Plenty to do! :D

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by DanBoy » Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 10:13 am

That will keep you busy for a little while.......

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by bigbird » Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 1:04 pm

Wow!! It's wonderful, there is a restored one that regularly visits our local steam rally on the Isle of Wight and I have always admired it! It will look fabulous when complete and well worth the restoration! What a fantastic time capsule!! :clap:
Harley Davidson 1340, Smartcar, 1969 MKIII Triumph Spitfire, Matilda the Portafold and Marvin the Combi Camp...

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by Atlantic » Wed, 08 Jun 2011, 10:11 pm

Hi Bigbird,
I think the one you see on the Isle of Wight is a 1930 Shadow owned by Keith Laidlow. Do you have a picture? If so please send to george53@tiscali.co.uk and I'll send you one back. Many thanks!

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by bigbird » Thu, 09 Jun 2011, 9:44 am

Hi again, the one that I saw was owned by someone from the Mainland, I'm at the Steam up again this year, so if it is there, I'll take some pictures and get some details!! :thumbup:
Harley Davidson 1340, Smartcar, 1969 MKIII Triumph Spitfire, Matilda the Portafold and Marvin the Combi Camp...

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