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Video: restoring an iconic Stroud design

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From the 1940s to the 1980s Stroud was the home of Safari Caravans, a brand synonymous with style and quality.

Safari caravans have a reputation for style and quality. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Vix Ashcroft, who runs SpaceHoppers Co-Working in Slad Road, Stroud, recently bought a 1970s Safari and is in the process of restoring it, and she has big plans for it when it’s complete, as she reveals in the video.

Vix Ashcroft with her 1970s Safari caravan. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Made at a factory in Bowbridge, Safari Caravans closed in 1982 but hundreds are still lovingly maintained and used by enthusiastic owners.

Look out for an in-depth history of the company on Stroud Times, coming soon.

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