A Family Holiday Home Business for Nearly 100 Years
With the birth of Rebecca Merrick in 1999, her brother Matthew in 2001 and cousins George in 2010 and Thomas in 2013, our business entered it’s fifth generation!
This photo shows Matthew and Rebecca Baker at their stand at the Haverfordwest show in the 1960’s.The two boys running in the back left are Ian and Andrew.
From early contacts with the caravan business in the 1920’s by William Baker and then his son Matthew, we have been involved at some point in most aspects of the industry including manufacturing caravans and motor homes.
This picture shows one of the caravans we made rather a long time ago! Touring caravans, caravan holiday homes and park homes have all been part of our history as have sales, repair, transport, hire, and, until the mid – nineties, a comprehensive accessory showroom.
Our 1955 caravan sales area at Dinas:
Over the years we have displayed caravans at various local shows. The next three photos are of our stands at Cardigan Show in 1952, and the County Show in Haverfordwest 1973 and 1982.
In the mid-1960s we acquired Newport Bay Caravan Parklands.
An extensive caravan accessory showroom (left) and repair workshop (right) operated until the early nineties
Caravan movement has required a variety of solutions!
Early caravan transport for Matthew Baker:
Below: 1971 – A reconditioned Pemberton leaves Dinas using our Land Rover and twin-axle trailer transporter
The trailer transporter was replaced in 1974 by this Commer and that in turn by a Bedford TL in 1983:
Today, the emphasis is on operating caravan holiday home parks on the Pembrokeshire coast and offering a selection of quality holiday homes for sale.
Family – December 2013. Current family members actively involved in everyday park operations are Leonard and Beatrice Merrick (Matthew Baker’s son-in-law and daughter) and their two sons Ian and Andrew with daughters-in-law Samantha and Kate.
Below: Some of the family two years later on Pemberton’s stand at the Beaulieu trade show September 2015.
Does the idea of owning a holiday home on the Pembrokeshire coast appeal to you? If so, please come and see our superb locations. You will certainly appreciate our fair prices and friendly no-pressure service before, during and after purchase!
PS: Ian and Andrew Merrick…..caravans are in the blood!
1966 Newport Bay Caravan Park
1972 Castle Farm