Sheffield 'caravan capital of UK'

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    Sheffield is the caravan capital of the UK, while Londoners are among those with the least, according to a survey.

    Sheffield has more caravan and motorhome owners than anywhere else in the UK, the survey by insurance company Safeguard UK found.

    The next most-popular location for caravan and motorhome owners was Portsmouth followed by Nottingham, Peterborough, Bristol, Birmingham and Leicester.

    Ilford in east London, Watford in Hertfordshire and Harrow in north west London were among the places where there were fewest caravan and motorhome owners.

    Safeguard UK said Sheffield was an ideal spot for caravanners, lying within the Peak District National Park and with access to the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

    Safeguard UK head Andy Leech said: "While Yorkshire has some of the nicest scenery in the UK, its residents are furthest from the coast so it's likely that they use their caravan or motorhome to travel to seaside resorts for breaks away from home.

    "Residents in central London probably struggle to store a caravan or motorhome as space is limited in the capital, so it's no surprise that there is such little concentration of Safeguard customers in those areas."


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    Funnily enough I was talking to a tugger from Sheffield last weekend.
     
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    What did he get 6 months?
     
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    Dunno about caravans but Sheffield must be the traffic light capital. We were diverted through the city centre a couple of months ago and I've never seen so many in such a small area.
     
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    ::bigsmile:

    It was on a site!
     
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    If this is according to SafeGaurd, then doesn't it make Sheffield the highest population of Caravans and Motorhomes that are insured by SafeGaurd?
     
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    Published on Sunday 6 May 2012 18:11

    Sheffield has been found to be the caravan and MOTORHOME capital of the UK.

    Credit where credits due - MHs are included to!

    :france::france::france:
     
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