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After Butlin's

Butlin's used to be a large holiday camp empire that had two camps in Wales, one in Ireland, one in Scotland, one in the Caribbean and five in England. There were also hotels that added to Butlin's atmosphere. Sadly, with the change to the expectations and demands for holidays, the owner at the time had to make the hard decision to close some down to keep the name going. 

One of the biggest changes was in the late 1980s when the name Butlins was only represented in five remaining camps. They were Pwllheli, AYR, Skegness, Bognor Regis and Minehead. Rebranded into worlds, the Butlins Holiday Worlds had started. What was interesting is that the hotel division grew with only Ingoldemells, Caribbean and Heads of AYR closing. 

However, the shape of the company changed once again as in 1999, Butlins would only have three remaining camps, now known as resorts and all hotels were closed down and sold.  Rank had then called it time on their holiday division as the company was sold to Bourne Leisure Limited. Over time, they brought back the hotel division in Bognor Regis resort and reinvested it back into the sites.

Today, the last three remaining resorts (Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness) are owned by the Harris Family Trust. Below is some information about the former sites that you might find interesting to read about. I have attached safety warnings to those who might find it hard to see their Butlins become no more. 

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Remembering a Legacy

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Former Butlins AYR
Butlins AYR (now Haven)

Butlins AYR has a rich history and continues today as a Haven holiday camp, where it continues to create memories. Click on the photos or the button below to view the changes of this important location.

Former Barry Island Butlins
Barry Island Butlins (Closed - demolished)

The camp with a large meaning and the one with the triple-decker chalets. So much was put into a small location. Located in the beautiful town of Barry Island, come and view the days after Butlin's in South Wales.

Butlins Bognor Regis changes
Butlins Bognor Regis Changes (remains)

The location in the South of England is Bognor Regis. They offer a rich history to the Butlin's name as it was here Billy had the challenge to get the camp built. Click on the postcard above or the button below to see the changes to the current Butlin's resort.

Former Butlins Filey
Butlins Filey (Part Haven and Bay Filey)

Butlin's Filey is the location that was the biggest of all the camps and the third eldest location of Butlin's timeline. Click on the photo above or the button below to view more about this wonderful location.

Former Butlin's Mosney
Butlin's Mosney Camp
( Now Mosney Accommodation Centre)

The second camp to be outside the United Kingdom was Butlin's in Mosney Ireland. Come and view more about this wonderful location and its meaning in the timeline. 

Photo credit: Roger McLachlan
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Butlin's Minehead
Butlin's Minehead Changes (remains)

Bases in the lovely Somerset, Butlin's Minehead remains today and is now called a resort. Most of the original buildings remain and is one of the last three locations to continue the name Butlins. 

Butlin's Minehead
Butlin's Skegness Changes (remains)

Where the Butlin's holiday camp had started and where my hero walked the grounds to allow the campers to have fun and to create memories

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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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