romany gypsy trailers


'Rollalong' circa 1956

shell trailer2
''shell trailer''




Thanks to Julian Chambers
for the photographs of the van in need of restoration.




  1. looks like a scottish or maybe welsh deeside they were never a shell though not sure about the mudguards may have been added later the down spouts and funnells were always put on later if the mudguards are genuine its proberbly a coventry all steel model

    (Posted on 2011-06-29 10:03:00 by harry smith)
  2. 18th april 2011 there is a trailer thats just gone on ebay that looks very simular in build to this one its called a paladin

    (Posted on 2011-04-18 21:10:00 by trevor williams)
  3. Hi Marion,
    We purchased this trailer from the chap who sent Ken the pictures. We are intending to bring it back to it's former glory, so it is not for sale. We have not been able to identify it's actual age or manufacturer, so if your Dad has any ideas we would be most greatful to hear back from you.
    Kind regards

    (Posted on 2010-03-20 09:04:00 by Janet)
  4. so is this old trailer for sale my dad said my grandad had one similar ide love to have a look around it were abouts is it?

    (Posted on 2010-02-26 21:30:00 by marion hurn)
  5. I too have contacted Rollalong. I sent anemail with a picture ! reply either. Perhaps they are digging deep into their archives. The chap who believes it to be a Tudor Clipper says his wife's aunt lived in one whilst fruit and hop picking in Kent. Says he towed it from the Outwood site to Kent one time back in the 60's. Mind you that could be nearly 50years ago so who knows. It would be good to see a pics of a Rollalong and a Tudor Clipper if anyone out there has any.

    (Posted on 2009-11-27 19:03:00 by Janet)
  6. Heard of one but never seen one.....Ive also been told by an old traveller that its 'almost certainly' a 'Rollalong' built at Ringwood in Hampshire ! The company still exists but make mobile 'showrooms' etc. now. No reply from them tho.....................

    (Posted on 2009-11-27 09:48:00 by ken)
  7. We have been told today that this may be a Tudor Clipper !!!
    Has anyone heard of such a van ?

    (Posted on 2009-11-26 22:39:00 by Janet)
  8. hi kent its looks like to me a coventry night me gran had one just like that years ago

    (Posted on 2009-11-17 23:46:00 by albe)
  9. it looks like an early pilot built near glouscester going by the round top corners,

    (Posted on 2009-11-13 22:56:00 by trevor)
  10. Anybody know what make this is? Obviously a 'good' trailer in its day.

    (Posted on 2009-11-10 22:59:00 by ken)

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