Can you help us to identify the locations featured in photographs held in our Collection? We will be regularly uploading photographs, featuring the caravans of prestigious manufacturer Bertram Hutchings of Winchester to our Flickr and Twitter pages over the coming weeks. We invite you to share your ideas of where the scenes are set.
In 2015, the Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection received the incredible archive of Bertram Hutchings Caravans Ltd, later known as Winchester Caravans. Based in Winchester, Hampshire, the company’s founder Bertram Hutchings was also a talented photographer who often selected striking backdrops for pictures of his caravans and motorhomes.
The Club’s Collection, hosted here at the National Motor Museum, contains over 1000 photographs featuring the caravan designs of Hutchings and his travels in them, dating from his first tours in 1911 until the late 1950s. Many pictures were taken in and around his Hampshire home and the nearby New Forest, whereas some are from much further afield and include tours of Scotland and Bavaria in Germany.
The locations featured in some of the photographs have been identified by staff and volunteers during a recent project to fully catalogue and digitise the collection, but many still remain a mystery.
Take a look at our Flickr gallery or follow us on Twitter to see the images and whether you can recognise the places in the pictures. We will be regularly adding more, so make sure you keep checking back!