I miss those Wicked Campervans

I do ever more trawling through my photo-archives, and every time I do this, I seem to come across more Wicked Campervans, Wicked Campervans that I have not shown on a blog before, like (I’m pretty sure) these two, which I photoed in the summer of 2014:

I don’t really understand either of these WCVs, but the one on the right has definitely non-human creatures on it, so it’s suitable for a Friday here.

I miss these vans a lot. They used to live not far from Lower Marsh, where I used to go to buy second-hand CDs. And there was a brief time when they used to congregate in Lower Marsh itself, in a piece of dead land now built upon to a much more lucrative purpose.

That arrangement was never going to last, and they’ve now moved up north.

2 thoughts on “I miss those Wicked Campervans”

  1. The picture on the back of the van on the left is Dick Dastardly, anti-hero of Hanna-Barbera’s late 60’s children’s cartoons Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Dastardly was partly based on Terry-Thomas and Muttley was his dog so a tangential connection to Creature Friday.

  2. Alastair

    Thanks. Good to know. I know very little of the characters of whom you write, but am glad to be told of them.

    When I was a kid I loved TV, but I never took to children’s TV, probably because I was a bit too old when my family finally got itself a TV. Or I thought I was. For me, TV was for learning about the world out there. When I merely wanted to be entertained I would read things. Things like the Doctor Doolittle books, the original non-Eddie Murphey versions, as written by Hugh Lofting.

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