Time Machine

CMV editor Andrew Stone v isits the Anglesey Transport Museum in Wales

‘Dwynwen’ is a two-berth 1980s Bedford TM

I’ve always looked on enviously at owners of large military trucks who have converted the rear load area into accommodation.

What a convenience it must be to arrive at a show, park and be instantly set up without worrying about erecting tents, blowing up mattresses and assembling all sorts of camping paraphernalia you didn’t really need to bring with you.

I got a little taste of what this life must be like during a visit to the Anglesey Transport Museum in Wales earlier in the year. The museum offers three glamping units in the form of ex-military trucks. They are ‘Lady Jess’, a four-berth 1944 Leyland Hippo; ‘Dwynwen’, a two-berth 1980s Bedford TM; and ‘Monty’ a twoberth Land Rover Forward control.

We spent two nights in Dwynwen which features a fixed double bed, a kitchenette with the basics needed for cooking and a balcony offering views of the Snowdonia mountain range. The outside area had a fire pit and parking for one vehicle.

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