Last Year actor Arthur Bostrom approached The Caravan Club about an upcoming theatre tour he was embarking on, and an idea that he might use a caravan as his accommodation, instead of hotels. He very much liked the idea that a caravan would be his home-away-from home, giving him is own space and allowing him to have his own belongings around him for the six months he was going to be away.
While many people use caravans for their holidays or hobbies, Arthur Bostrom, most famous for his role of Officer Crabtree in the hit TV series 'Allo! 'Allo! has proved that his Bailey Orion 430-4 was a perfect home while working and appearing in a stage production at 28 venues across the UK and Ireland. Having never been in a caravan before last year, Arthur's life on the road has completely changed his perception of caravans, campsites and his fellow caravanners, which he has explained in blogs on The Caravan Club's 'Club Together' community pages.
After touring the UK in his Bailey Orion caravan last year, Arthur is hooked on caravanning and looking forward to being on the road again in 2014.
Read Arthur's blogs on The Caravan Club website:
Also an interview in The Caravan Club magazine:
Arthur now plans to produce a book of his caravanning experiences, and has also recorded a video talking about some of the things he loves most about caravanning, and his new Bailey Pursuit, which is now available on the Bailey of Bristol YouTube channel:
This year he is looking forward to doing more exploring and has already spent his first nights away in his Pursuit 430-4, which he has named "Perseus", at the Baltic Wharf Caravan Club site in Bristol. As the site is located just round the corner from the Bailey factory, Marketing Director Simon Howard was able to drop in to give Arthur a run-through on all the new features on his caravan including the powerful new Truma Combi Boiler heating system.
Arthur said: "A caravan was perfect for my tour last year. Being able to come back to my own space every night was so much better than constantly moving from hotel to hotel, living out of a suitcase and eating in restaurants all the time. I've met so many really helpful and friendly people, and stayed on some great sites, ranging from the five star resources of Caravan Club sites, to idyllic, remote Certificated Locations on The Club's network, where having the Orion's end washroom and shower was a real luxury."
After settling in to his new caravan, Arthur added: "I love it, and will be letting everyone know how I get on and where I go on regular blogs on The Caravan Club website. My Pursuit has the same layout as the Orion, with a very comfortable fixed bed, but has several simple improvements to the design that will make using it even better."
Tony Hall, Director of Marketing for The Caravan Club says, "Of course we at The Caravan Club know that caravans make great touring homes, but is great for someone like Arthur to hit the road on his theatre tour and prove us right, and with around 3,000 sites on The Club's network, you are never more than 20 miles away from a Club badged site, so you really can stay nearby to any location."
Hall continues, "We are extremely pleased that having never caravanned before Arthur is now a true convert and wonderful ambassador."
Simon Howard, Marketing Director, Bailey of Bristol commented: "Having spent so much time in his Orion last year Arthur clearly knows his way around the caravan very well and it was great to hear his positive comments on the changes we have made to the new Pursuit range. We very much look forward to reading more about Arthur's adventures with 'Perseus' on his 'Club Together' blog throughout the year."
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There is more information about Arthur Bostrom and his career at his website: www.arthurbostrom.com.