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Remembering AYR Butlins

Butlin's AYR started its story in World War Two and was named HMS Scotia. Financially supported by the military, the camp construction was supervised by Billy Butlin. It was in 1946 when it opened its gates with Butlin's logo and started to welcome campers. The camp would see small changes until 1986/7 when the owners at the time, the Rank Organisation, had made the decision to reduce the size of the camps to five and rebrand them Butlin's Holiday Worlds. 

Butlin's AYR was one of the five camps to be rebranded as it started its life as AYR Holiday World. However, this name did not remain for long as it was rebranded to Wonderwest World. It was not until the year 1999 that this location would see another change as the owners, still Rank Organisation, had decided to transfer the camp to the sister company, known as Haven.  AYR Holiday Camp was no longer a part of the Butlin's name as it continued its creation of memories with its new logo. Today, it continues under its new name "Craig Tara Holiday Park". Very little remains of Butlins on this location today. 

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Images of the former Butlins AYR using Google Earth. These photos show you any changes over the years at the former Butlins site.

Official Website of Haven Craig Tara
Official Website of Haven's Craig Tara

View details about the current site and look for the signs of it being a former Butlins Holiday camp

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Who and What is Butlin's Memorabilia Website

Mark Banks owns and created this website to show his collection of Butlin's memorabilia items. It was created during my spare time at work and is a hobby of mine and has since grown into a site that offers a chance for others to smile. This website is NOT the official website for Butlin's and is NOT the official archive of Butlin's at any stage. The website has expanded to show stories, with permission from that person, of a moment in Butlin's from people who are either a customer or former staff. This website is in loving memory of all that had come to this amazing company and to Sir William Butlin, the founder.  This website also has information about research regarding Butlin's history with information obtained from the research I made, which is not official. 

Butlins Memorabilia extra areas

This website is made and maintained by me, Mark Banks, as a fan site to celebrate the amazing Butlins name as it has such a large meaning to me.  Below is additional information about the website and answers to questions that you might be thinking of (hopefully I have covered them all, if not, get in touch)

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The Untold Stories of Butlin's

The website has expanded to now include an area called "Untold Stories of Butlin's". These stories have been added to the site by a member of my group who has shared their moment at Butlin's. These stories are not from the official company and are from the person it represent, as shown on the page. The stories shared are from that person's memory and show the magic of Butlin's on how it creates that special moment. 

If you are not official, who is Mark?

Butlin's Memorabilia is NOT the official website for Butlins. This site is also NOT the official website for the archive of Butlin's. The owners of Butlin's, Butlin's company, and have NOT approached me to design this site. They have no involvement with the development of the website or with the information that is shown. I am extremely thankful that they allow me to continue showing you their company's rich history. 

The number one website for Butlins is always, where you see all the information about booking a break.

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