The 13th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2022)

After setting a new world record of 63 last year, we'll be returning to the Newbury Retrofestival.

So put the dates 12th, 13th & 14th of August 2021 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show organisers, just contact me (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

British Pathé Portafold film

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British Pathé Portafold film

Post by Admin » Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 4:12 pm

Check this fantastic film out. I think this might be the only video showing a Portafold actually being demonstrated/sold by the makers:

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/caravan-exhibition-1

Although British Pathé think it's called a Portasold...

By November 1967 'Plastics (Fareham) Ltd.' had bought the rights to build them, so it must be their stand at the Caravan Exhibition, Earls Court.
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by bigbird » Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 5:29 pm

That's fabulous, why isn't mine as easy to put up as that??? Probably something to do with the extra tonne of fibreglass I put on the roof....lol
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by 53catalina » Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 7:58 pm

And the hinges weren't seized :lolno:

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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by Admin » Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 1:47 pm

Also this video, which I think is from the same show, the International Caravan Exhibition at Earls Court in November 1967.

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtu ... e76927107a
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by RayH » Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm

Great videos - you've got to love the 60's.

The way he put that up, he must have found a superlight version ;-))

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Re:Portafold films

Post by skadgeer » Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 3:28 pm

The Jon Pertwee video from 1972 racing to collapse the caravan:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/pertwees_ ... an/zkvp6v4

and again he returned in 1973 to help sell them (not much footage and no audio of his voice - 21 seconds in):
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/CAMPI ... ry=BM98749

And likely the earliest video of a Portafold from the 25th September 1961 (31 seconds in):
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/HOMES ... +on+wheels

Notice the Mini-Motel beside it and the possibility of how the Portafold got its' name from the front window design (I did wonder if this same Portafold was also the rare 3-windowed Portafold thats been on the forums before, modified for better usability).

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Re: Re:Portafold films

Post by skadgeer » Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 3:53 pm

and the possibility of how the Portafold got its' name from the front window design[/quote wrote:
If we could edit posts after a longer duration, I'd remove that as looking back now via YouTube with its' ability to set the playback speed slower I see I was mistaken.

https://youtu.be/F6pYLlZ7Ma4?t=31

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