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Bobby and David Story

David and Bobby Untold Story

Bobby is a fantastic member of my group (to see more, click on these words), as he continues to surprise us all with his collections and memories of Barry Island. Giving me permission to share his items on this site, I was extremely taken aback when I received a photo of my hero, Sir William Butlin, and his family.

The main photo shown is one great honour as we see Bobby on the right-hand side sitting down with his friend, Sir William's Butlin nephew David. There is much I would like to ask as my mind feels so very excited to have this on the website. Thank you so very much Bobby and David for giving me permission to share this.

Billy Butlin and family

Sir William (Billy) Butlin Family Photos

When this photo arrived, I could not believe what I was seeing as it was truly magical to see. It's a new level of the history of Butlins and my hero Sir William Butlin. This photo is amazing to see and shows you another side of the Butlin's history and how important the family connection is for this wonderful family.

This is an extremely important photo that contributes towards the history and timeline of Butlin's as we see the founder here showing how proud he is of his family. To have this on my website is mind-blowing. Sitting down with a great smile is the main man, the governor, or rightfully so, his name "Sir William Butlin". Sitting next to him is a lovely and amazing person who has done a great deal for charity and continued the Butlin spirit, Lady Sheila Butlin.

Sitting in the middle of Mr and Mrs Butlin is their granddaughter, Coral. In a rare photo, we see a photo of Sir William's Butlin children, Jackie, Billy Junior and Cherrie Butlin.

As quoted by Bobby: "This is the first time this picture has ever been seen by the public so many thanks David". I am extremely grateful and honoured to show this wonderful photo of the main man and his lovely family.

Bobby and David untold story

Bobby continues to tell me about this photo, which shows Sir Billy Butlin two children Jackie and Billy Junior. Sir Billy Butlin's granddaughter Coral and nephew David are also featured here.

Bobby and David untold story

This wonderful photo is showing Sir Billy Butlins granddaughter, Coral, christening

Bobby and David untold story

Coral is proudly sitting on one of Sir Billy Billy's cars.

Bobby and David untold story

Cherry Butlins Rolls Royce

Butlin's Memorabilia items

Bobby and David's untold story
Bobby and David's untold story
Bobby and David's untold story
Bobby and David's untold story
Bobby and David's untold story

Remembering Butlin's Barry Island

Bobby and David Untold story

In honour of the former location of Butlin's Barry Island is a blue plaque. This is a special item as you can see the Butlin Holiday Camp logo, which was used a great deal in the early days of Butlin's.

Bobby and David Untold story

These pin badges were given to the work force who helped build the camp as the camp didn't open till 1966

Bobby and David Untold story

Bobby and David Untold story

Bobby and David Untold story

Bobby and David Untold story

Bobby and David Untold story

Bobby and David Untold story

Photos and Newspaper Memorabilia

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Butlin's Filey Collection

Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story
Major Frank Bonds Untold Story

Permission was given to Mark and Butlins Memorabilia website from Bobby and David (Sir Billy's nephew) to show their collection. With help from Bobby and David, you are able to view a story of a person that had helped many in the Butlin's timeline. Any stories and photos shown on this page are not owned by me and are owned by those who shared them. Please do not ask for their details as I will not share anything with you as I do not hold their details and it's not my place to give them away if I did.


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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 Butlins.com 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, www.butlins.com where you see all the information about booking a break.

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