I'm going to Coventry tomorrow.
Because it's the headquarters of the Camping and Caravanning Club of Great Britain.
Which kindly replied to my recent enquiry asking whether they had any more photos of their founder, Thomas Hiram Holding, in addition to the one on their history page on their website.
As Holding was a pioneer of camping in the 1800s and wrote a book in 1897 called Cycle and Camp about the first camping trip by bicycle.
Which I'm turning into a graphic novel.
And I can't wait to see more reference photos and other material from that first trip which will help make my work better. The CCC has an archivist who works there on Tuesdays, and he's already made me a copy of one of Holding's publications from that time which I'm missing.
A research daytrip to Coventry
What's this all about??
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