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The elephants had not passed away during this year, however, I added in-loving memory due to the zoo subject above.
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The birth of the Butlin's Holiday camps and the very first time the gates opened featuring the Butlin's name. An important and historic moment.
The birth of the Redcoats, where Norman Bradford would help create a legacy that continues today.
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It's a great day in the history of the Butlin timeline as the first-ever Butlin's holiday camp opens its gates for campers to come and have fun. It was a big move for William (Billy) and everything had to be perfect. The story of Butlin's had started at this very moment and a legend was born. View the video below to show you Butlin's Skegness in the 1930s, giving you an insight into how it was feeling to be there at that moment of joy.
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In this video, you can see Norman Bradford chatting about his experience in Butlins.
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The first Butlin's Hotel with the shortest time representing the Butlin's name
The third camp opens its gates as Butlin's as new memories are created.
Butlin's Filey had a dedicated train station, which was used a great deal until the use of cars started to get popular.
Billy Butlin was working hard to get his third camp opened in Filey, the biggest project of them all. However, World War Two had started, making this very hard to complete. Allowing his camps to be used to train army personnel, the ministry had agreed to finance the camp's competition. A close friend of Billy Butlin, Harry Warner (one part-owner of the Warner camps) was asked to help with the supervision of the build as Billy worked on a project. Filey did not start as a Butlins, further information is below.