camping coaches were converted railway carriages that families or groups of friends could hire, and stay in for their holiday. The relatively low rent of about £3 per week made them immediately popular. The coaches usually contained a bedroom and bathroom, kitchen and living room. They were situated on ‘camp sites’ in railway sidings at different places across Britain, particularly at coastal resorts and in the countryside.
By 1935 there were over 200 camping coaches located at 160 holiday destinations across the United Kingdom