Harry Whitney affectionately known as Captain Whitney after his exploits in the RAF, moved with his family to South Wales in 1960. Harry and his wife Phyllis spent many years as comedians in Music Hall touring the country and often stayed in caravans as this was more convenient than using hotels or the famous theatrical digs where you had to be in by 10.30 or face the wrath of the landlady.
He could see that television was taking a firm foothold and many theatres were closing. As a fast talker who knew much more than most about touring caravans, he took a gamble and set up Sunnyhaven Caravans. Little did he know how the business and the popularity of owning a touring caravan would grow. Starting from scratch in a converted garage at Gorseinon he began to sell caravans with the help of his young son Eddie (who appeared on stage at Leeds with Harry and Phyllis when he was only 3 weeks old!). Harry found no problems selling the caravans, in fact customers were clamouring to see the “square deal” men as they had become known. Some of our older customers many remember the logo used in those days.