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2013 Personal Photos of the old single deckers of Butlins Minehead

I am sharing some selected photos of my time at Butlins Minehead, a place I call my second home.

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2013 - Chalets

I took this photo as I have a big thing about the chalets and their importance to the history of Butlin's. This line shows you an amazing view of where I was staying. 

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2013 - Chalets

Pure beauty is shown here as we see how the Bourne have blended into the old with the new. In today's Butlin's, you would see this completely change and have patios in front of them, showing how much they invest into the name. 

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2013 - Chalets

Its been another year and the blue symbol remains on the side of the deluxe accommodation chalet line. 

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2013 - Former location of the Quasar Building and Beachcomber

If you were to travel back in time and look at this view, you would of seen something different. In the 80's era of Butlins, you will be looking at the Crazy Golf, the Beachcomber Building and the chair lifts. In the Holiday worlds era, you being seeing the Quasar building (a big blue tent) and the Beachcomber building. Today, its still showing the sand pits and the beach football area. 

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2013 - Former outside funfair, currently outside sports

The fun of the funfair was once here but now its the outside sports area for all to enjoy. 

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2013 - The launch pad

The best way to describe this is "a big yellow pillow" which you can jump on and have fun. This is no longer there in today's Butlin's, hopefully my photos will show when it was removed.

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2013 - Former Blue Skies sales point

On the location of the former funfair, this building was originally built for the use of selling the apartments in the Blue Skies. Today, it's the Scoop ice cream shop and the leisure hub, where you hire the balls and so forth.

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2013 - The Cirus is on the Gaiety Green

Sir Billy Butlin grandmother was a part of a traveling showman, which taught him a great deal about entertainment. The circus coming to Butlin's has that strong connection to this history and is always great to see arrive at the resorts.

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2013 - Mini Diggers

This is in between the Inn on the Green and the Sun and Moon pub (now known as the Beachcomber Inn). The mini diggers were great fun for the children. 

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2013 - The Circus on the Gaiety Green

A strong connection to the Butlin family history. 

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2013 - Aerial Adventure

There is zero chance of me coming on this as I am not very keen on heights. Built between 2001 - 2002, this continues today to offer fun to the many guests on the resort. This is also the location of where the BBC Radio One Roadshow was located.

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2013 - The Sun and Moon Pub

Before it was renamed and redesigned into the Beachcomber Inn, the Sun and Moon use to be located here. The outside playing area had not arrived until between 2006 and 2010, I am unsure of the date. The inside of this location has changed quite a bit now and the play area outside remains as it did when it was built.

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2013 - Sun and Moon Pub Sign

Showing the Pub that is no more in todays Butlins.

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2013 - The extension of the Oasis pool into Splash

Showing the Splash swimming pool

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2013 - Fun at the Sun and Moon

Now known as the Beachcomber Inn.

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2013 - Plantation Quay and Driving School

The children's driving school, which has seen the layout change very little. Before, there was a building here that hosted the games room and club plus the family Diner restaurant. 

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2013 - High Jump

Nope, not for me but my friend did do this and she said "never again" Today, this is no longer in Butlins. In the holiday worlds era, you would of seen the Cracker Jacks arcade located here. 

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2013 - The rear of the Malone's club

You would be standing in the Cracker Jacks arcade in the past but today, you see the chairs for a photo opportunity. In this photo there is one but today there is two. 

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2013 - The signage showing the driving school for juniors

Remains in place in today's Butlins with the layout slightly changed. 

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2013  - Signage

This is the new signage used in the new era of Butlins. Take note of the names no longer used, such as Bob the Builder Yard.

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2013 - Signage from a distance, to show you what it looks like

 

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2013 - The entrance of Butlins,

Leading you into the world of magic but in this case, us leaving Butlins to make our way home to London.

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2013 - The main reception of Butlins

I had always thought it would be good to restore this back the colour signs and have that big Butlins logo on it in 2013, it had so very little meaning at this stage. 

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2013 - The old bus stop of Butlins

The bus use to stop within the Butlins resort, however this longer happens in today's Butlins as they stop just out side the resort, on the left hand side. 

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2013 - Bob the builder of Butlins

The former location of the Monorail Train entrance had hosted a Bob the Builder statue. This has now gone and has been replaced with Billy Bear

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2013 - The pathway of the dinners

The location and pathway to the main entertainment centre as we see the dining rooms on the right-hand side.

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2013 - Log of fun for all 

My son and another person are having a brilliant time and love every moment of this trampoline. 

*Blurred faces to protect identity. 

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2013 - Butlins Minehead Pavilion

This is the former location of the outside swimming pool, which was converted into a grass area in 1998. In 1999, the development of the pavilion had started, which change the inside to a similar view as above. However, there was two other changes not shown here. There use to be a cafe in the middle, that did the most amazing Curry and jacket potatoes. Finnegans was also known as "Harry Ramsdens". Bar Russo is also showing the red background, which is now grey. 

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2013 - It was a chance we did not want to miss out on

In this photo, we see Bonnie, me, my other half and of course, my princess Sophie. 

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2013 - Butlins Redcoat

I am unsure of the name of this Redcoat however she did have that Butlins magic feeling

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2013 - Redcoat help

This Redcoat was helping out in the dining room as there as a big backlog of people arriving but little room. To help all get what was needed, the Redcoats arrived to help keep every one smiling and to forget the que...and it worked!

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2016 - Former Sunsplash Swimming Pool

In this photo, we see the former location of where the flumes would enter the pool. Current this is the funfair area.

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2016 - Butlins Minehead Funfair

Showing you a stunning view of the funfair from the old location of the Sunsplash Swimming Pool.

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2016 - Butlins Minehead

Taken of at the front of the resort at near night time, showing you a powerful part of history coming back to Butlin's. Stunning view and amazing to see. 

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2016 - Former Sunsplash Swimming Pool

In this photo, we see the former location of where the flumes would enter the pool. Current this is the funfair area.

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2016 - Butlins Minehead Funfair

Showing you a stunning view of the funfair from the old location of the Sunsplash Swimming Pool.