Starting collecting your Butlin's Memorabilia with eBay, have a look at these items below
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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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.
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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