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Just out of interest, this tiny Safari (or another identical model) came to the company repair shop in early 1982. It was being refurbished for an exhibition, and had apparently been in storage. Evan Richards, the late works manager, took a lot of interest in it, having been with the company from 1947/48, and was a friend of Tony Pearman, one of the founders.
Hi mintaka22 the Safari Minor you remember in 1982 is now at Swift caravans it went to Abbey caravans when we closed in 1982 and when Swift bought Abbey it went to Swift i saw it 2years ago at the caravan show at the n.e.c. it had just been revamped for the show just a little note Evan Richards was not a managing director he was works manager and Tony Haley was managing etireddirector or to the work force The Black Shadow Tony went on to be managing director of Swift caravans i last spoke to him about 4 or 5 years ago he is now retired from Swift
Thank you very much, it's interesting to know that this Safari Minor is still around.
And thank you also for explaining Evan Richards' position in the company. I had forgotten, but think my interview appointment card did say 'works manager'. I will correct this in my posts!
I never saw much of the others from higher up the company food chain, Guy Collister and Roger Brown, but did see Peter Branscombe around quite often. I think he went to Grimsby upon closure, being very involved with the XL 475.