Author Don Loffler will present a selection of colourful images of a bygone era, the 1940s, 50s and 60s, when ownership of a car was more special than it is today and when motoring outings and trips were far simpler than those we undertake nowadays. People were content to sit on travelling rugs by the roadside to enjoy a picnic lunch brought from home, perhaps with the addition of sausages and chops cooked over a small open fire. Caravan holidays were also popular at a time when motels were not yet in vogue. Rather basic caravans were towed by many makes of car, the names of which have long disappeared from the market, like Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Vanguard, Pontiac and Oldsmobile. People will be able to judge whether those were really ‘the good old days’ or not!
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