The History of Albion Caravans

  • 1960's

    The History of Albion Caravans
  • 1970's

    The History of Albion Caravans
  • Now

    The History of Albion Caravans

Caravans for sale in Yorkshire, how did it all begin?

Albion Service Station was first developed as a petrol station and vehicle garage in about 1955 and was run by Bill & Joyce Powell who then changed the name to Albion Caravans.

In 1961 the dock strike caused a serious export problem for Mardon Caravans. As they ended up having caravans stuck on the dockside in Hull. Luckily by chance Bill & Joyce Powell and Mardon Caravans shared the same bank manager!.

Then the first new Mardon caravan arrived for sale in the Summer of 1961. By about 1970  Bill had decided to stop dealing in cars and concentrate wholly on caravans.

On the 1st January 1989 Stephen Fowler bought the caravan business, following Bill & Joyce Powell’s retirement and continued to sell new Mardon caravans until they ceased manufacturing in 1992.  Since then he has continued selling used caravans, plus providing caravan services, repairs and parts.

And now……at Albion Caravans

We sell a great range of caravans from a variety of:

  • Ages – old to nearly new but all in excellent working order.
  • Sizes – from 2 berth up to 6 berth.
  • Price – from £500 up to £15,000.

Please come and visit our caravan sales area where you will find over 30+ caravans to view at your leisure so go in have a sit down and imagine your endless holidays around the UK and Europe. Click here for the Caravans In Stock currently.

Our stock updates weekly therefore we always have something new in and if you are looking for something you cannot find then please Contact Us as we can help find it for you.

Like most places we offer finance, part exchange for your old caravan, Servicing and Accessories but we have the added extra of been a long standing business therefore our knowledge on caravans is second to none and we are always happy to help or advise our customers on anything or everything to do with caravans.

Click here to visit our Information & Advice page for useful caravan information.

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Below is the true story of the original owner of Albion Caravans, Bill Powell’s extraordinary experiences of WW2, written for The Squeaker, a fantastic local news magazine.