Caravanning for beginners

by Richard on July 27, 2006

As Britain’s Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett prepares for her annual caravanning holiday, The Guardian offers her Special Branch minders some advice

A caravan site is not the place to get trigger happy. “Caravanners are very sociable people,” says Nichol. “They’re all ages, come from all walks of life and they’ll all give you a warm welcome and offer to lend you a hand to get settled.” So don’t shoot them. And don’t Taser anyone you find looking over your caravan on site. “People do tend to come in and have a look,” says Rowe. “It’s just nice and old-fashioned that way.”

Remember, the snoopers are unlikely to be after state secrets. They are more likely to be Maureen and Geoff from Kidderminster after a cup of tea and the name of the place you bought your awning. “Special branch should try and get into the spirit of it,” advises Walmsley. “They’ll meet some lovely people along the way and if they chill out they might be surprised how much they enjoy it”.

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Malc 07.27.06 at 3:59 pm

There are very few things that are good to do with caravans. Top Gear either drops them, drops stuff on them or set fire to them. Or a mixture. These are all good.

I have also seen a car/caravan demolition derby. That was good as well.


Wastehog 05.01.09 at 3:56 pm

I’ve got to say that is one of the funniest posts i have read in a long time. Thank you sir!!


40 Aquaroll 07.13.09 at 1:49 pm

Now Malc that’s not a very nice thing to say about caravans, plenty of people have a lot of fun in them without destroying them.

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