Todds Motorhomes History: How it all began: In 1966, my Mum and dad; Edna & David Todd, opened a Garden Centre in the village of Bamber Bridge. By Julie Bilsborough (nee Todd) Director.

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About Todds Motorhomes

How it all began:

Tardy Gate Mill on Coote Lane was built in 1908 by the Tardy Gate Manufacturing Company it was bought out and greatly expanded by Thomas Moss & Sons in 1920 and produced calico and linen until its demise in the late 1970s. The mill also owned the local cricket pitch and sponsored the cricket team. There was also a Ladies' hockey team for many years that was originally made up mainly of workers from the weaving sheds and offices.

In 1966, my Mum and dad; Edna & David Todd, opened a Garden Centre in the village of Bamber Bridge. Because of the nature of the business it was difficult to get away on holiday for long periods of time, so Dad built and designed his very own 'motorhome'. This enabled the Todd family to get away for short holidays as and whenever the business allowed.

Dad had bought an ex RAF Morris J2 Van which he used to carry plants and gardening materials around during business hours but when required as a holiday home (after being thoroughly cleaned by my Mum), Dad geniusly designed and built all the furniture to easily slide in and out of the vehicle. All the cupboards, kitchen unit, bench seats which converted to beds, all clipped into place within the vehicle then curtains and mattresses were finally added. Turning a working van into a holiday home.