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Barry Island Butlin's has an extremely important part to play in the history of the timeline. It was at this location that Billy Butlin would create the idea of the legacy of the Butlins camps. Having been locked out of his B and B for the day as the landlady was out and about, he had a good think about why this is no one and how it could be different. That is when Butlin's holiday camp idea started, and from there it expanded until the year 1966 when Billy Butlin opened his final camp at the location the idea started.
The smallest of them all, the camp would be based at Nell's point and featured the triple-decker accommodation. However, the owner at the time, Rank Organisation, had decided that the camp was not going to fit their new plans for Butlin's Holiday Worlds. However, it's interesting to note that originally, there were plans for this to happen however, a last-minute decision sealed its future as the gate closed as a Butlins for the last time in 1986. Butlin's was to now be represented with only Pwllheli in Wales.
However, the fun and the meaning of the camp did not stop there as on the 23rd of May 1987, it reopened its gates once again to the name of Majestic Holidays. The new company named Majestic Holidays, continued to use the Redcoats until 1989 when they changed to Blue coats. The story of this former campsite had come to an end when the owners, now known as Insurebowls Ltd, had decided that the cost of repairs and the entertainment licence likely to not be approved was too much as they permanently closes the gates. The Vale of Glamorgan council had then purchased the site in 1997, which was then sold to Bovis Homes. The last parts of what remained as Barry Island Butlins were demolished by 2005. Today, a blue plaque is on the location to remember the former Butlins camp.
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A dedicated group to chat about Butlins Barry Island and all the joys that came with the camp