No tears at farm

Small and Beautiful: Dave Moult of Marmsbury in Wiltshire with his five foot by eight foot modified Teardrop Trailer, complete with television and sound system, at their meeting at Middlehills Farm, Grangemill.
Small and Beautiful: Dave Moult of Marmsbury in Wiltshire with his five foot by eight foot modified Teardrop Trailer, complete with television and sound system, at their meeting at Middlehills Farm, Grangemill.

The UK’s largest collection of a specialist caravan gathered in Matlock.

The Teardrop Club of Great Britain organised a meet at Middlehills Farm, Grangemill.

Over the bank holiday weekend, teardrop trailers from all over the UK gathered together in celebration of the tiny half caravan, half camper vehicles.

The origin of the ‘Teardrop’ is said to have started in the USA shortly after the Second World War, when surplus aircraft aluminium was in a ready supply.

People built there own caravans out of the surplus materials to keep costs down, often in a teardrop shape, hence the name.

The dainty form of camping is now one of the country’s fastest growing hobbies.