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Anna Duggal

The Hughes story…why they decided to buy a caravan

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We love to hear the stories of our long-standing owners so today we’d like you to meet Mavis and John Hughes!

The Hughes have been caravan owners since 1970 at Haven’s Primrose Valley Holiday Park in Filey, Yorkshire. After a visit to the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park (then named Dennis’ Camp) with John’s uncle and aunty in 1969, they went over to see Primrose Valley and decided to buy a caravan there. Back in 1969, there were only enough pitches for the caravans there so the Hughes couldn’t buy one until the end of the season when a spare site could be made!

I asked Mavis what’s changed in the time they’ve been owners at the park and she told me, “now we have electricity! And water in the caravan; it used to be an outside tap but we were lucky – our van was right next to the tap! There were also no inside toilets. It was, essentially, camping!”

Celebrating 44 years of being owners on the park this year, Mavis told me how they used to and still do enjoy the park.

“We didn’t go in the clubhouse when we first had the caravan as the kids were too small. We’d stay on the playground or go on days out. As the kids grew up, we have lovely memories of making friends in the clubhouse – we’d go in big groups at the weekend, as many as 20 of us – and […]

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Anna Duggal

Q&A with an owner!

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Dotty Morrison is a Haven owner at the owner’s only park, Far Grange, in East Yorkshire. We caught up with her to find out the perks of being an owner. How long have you been an owner with Haven? We have been Haven owners for 12 years – we spent 11 years at Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire, and then we moved to Far Grange last summer. We wanted to move to Far Grange as my hubby loves the golf course (I like the clubhouse — the breakfast is great and, that way, I don’t have to cook!)  When do you visit your holiday home? We visit most weekends and in the school holidays we take the grandchildren. They love it; there are plenty of things to do to keep them entertained. What’s the best thing about being an owner? The site is very well looked after and we have a lovely, generous private plot. After a hard working week, we love the tranquillity and can chill out.

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