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Dovercourt Bay and the Warner's Holiday Camps

Thank you to the Harwich and Dovercourt website for allowing me to use their material on my website to show you the story of the Dovercourt Bay holiday camp. Their material used has allowed me to expand on Major Frank Bond's story and show you additional information about the Dovercourt Bay holiday camp. Visit their website by clicking on the button named Harwich and Dovercourt or you can see more photos on my website by clicking on more photos of Dovercourt.

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Dovercourt Bay

The Harwich and Dovercourt website continues to impress me as the connection between the holiday camp and Butlins grew stronger with each word. As the story of Major Frank Bond grew, the more you see the importance of this holiday camp and its meaning.

"The camp and Lido were officially opened by the Mayor of Harwich Councillor C. Hills, in 1937 in the presence of members and officials of the corporation and a large company of townspeople, who were the guests of the lido for the afternoon. The visitors were entertained to tea at the camp, after which the formal opening took place and was witnessed by the large company of visitors in residence at the camp.

Mr W.E. Butlin, the famous amusement caterer and the leading spirit behind the Dovercourt lido, was present, together with Captain H.J. Warner, a director of the company promoting the Dovercourt scheme and who has supervised the construction of the camp at Dovercourt. To all desiring a first-class holiday, with all the amenities possible. The camp can be recommended with the utmost confidence.  The Mayor declared, complementing Mr Butlin and Captain Warner on their enterprise.

Showing the connection between Dovercourt and Butlin's

In this comparison photo, you can see Minehead on the right-hand side and Dovercourt bay on the left-hand side. Considering that Dovercourt Bay is older than Minehead, not much had changed in the design and layout throughout the years. I find this to be amazing and a great way to show the connection that the Warner's and Butlin's had.

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An icon of Butlin's also in Dovercourt Bay holiday Camp

The connection that Dovercourt Bay has with Butlin's history and timeline is an important one. The Harwich and Dovercourt Bay website continues to surprise me with the stunning gems sitting in the background in this photo. William Butlin had worked alongside the Warner's and was close friends with them. It would come as no surprise that these gems would appear in other locations other than Butlins.

Dovercourt Bay

Advertisement showing the iconic chalets

This magnificent website continued to show me more joy as they had shown a wonderful advertisement for Dovercourt Bay camp. Looking in at this was pure joy as the chalets were shining through with much love to us all. Absolutely stunning to see!

I have included the details above (you can click on the photos to visit the main website) as it's important for the story of Major Frank Bond, Butlin's and Sir Billy Butlin. You can see the connection they have and why it's an important part of Butlin's history.

The photos shown below are of the early years at Dovercourt Bay Holiday Camp. The photos are truly amazing as not only do you get to see a story from the granddaughter of Frank Major Bond but also get to see another side of Sir Billy Butlin, showing you how amazing he truly is. I am excited to share these with you now.

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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. 

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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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