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Mike's untold Butlins story


Mike's Untold Butlin's Story

With each photo, we see another view of Butlin's from Mike's dad's slides and they are truly smashing to see. Mike has shared his story about this photo shown on the top. Here is the main reason that we had so many wonderful Butlins holidays from the late 60s to the mid-80s. My Dad, John, entered and won the talent contest each year with the prize being the next year's holiday - we always added a second week.

His winning formula was to sing in the heats, then sing and perform a self-penned poem about the holiday that the audience could always relate to in the final. This was Bognor 1981 I think.

Here are a few from my Dad's slides from the late 60s at Bognor. The smiley faces are wonderful to see, great memories. My Butlin's journey started at Bognor around 1968, part of a magical childhood taking in Bognor twice, Skegness then Pwllheli 5 or 6 times. Followed by teenage trips back to Bognor and Minehead, Pwllheli again in my early 20s and other trips in later years.
Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

The Mexican Hat - not sure if that was its official name or what we called it. This must have been taken from the big wheel

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Aqua Splash swimming pool 

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Aqua Splash swimming pool 

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Aqua Splash swimming pool 

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

The swimming pool photos were all about chasing the baddie to the top of the diving boards, with a child being selected to push him in - that's my sister doing the deed

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike's Untold Butlins Story

Mike Onions pictured with me and my sister in about 1968 (ish), with Mum in the background.


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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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