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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.
You can view more about the Harwich and Dovercourt website by clicking these words. There is also additional information about Dovercourt by clicking on these words (they both open new windows)
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."
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.
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.