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You can view a video of the Royal Ordnance Factory from the Huntley Film Archives which shows the work that was being done when Billy Butlin arrived to help boost the morale of all those hard-working people. "World War Two - Homefront Workers, is probably a training film for the munitions factory girls. Women at work in the production line for shells in the Second World War 1940s. Women workers in a Royal Ordnance Factory in World War Two munitions factory. Charging shells. Each process is shown. Each shell is doubled checked. Trolleys of shells. Primers. Quality checking examination. Exercise firing field gun.
With the help of RAF troops, it was reopened in 1945. However, it wall handed back later that year, allowing nearly 11000 customers to come and stay.
This camp was damaged a great deal by the use of the troops. However, Billy continued to bring it back to a holiday camp. It was reopened in April 1946
Supervising the builds, Pwllheli was built for the use of the ministry, with the agreement of them coming to Billy once the war was over. The builds were supervised by Billy Butlin to make sure they were done to how he liked them. The camps were then transferred to Billy Butlin as they opened their gates with the logo that we all love to see and visit.
Built for the use of World War Two in 1940 for the Ministry. Billy Butlin alongside the Warner's supervised the build.
Closed down as HMS Glendower and reopened as a Butlins after the war. The first camp to represent Butlin's in Wales.
Supervising the builds, AYR was built for the use of the ministry, with the agreement of them coming to Billy once completed. The builds were supervised by Billy Butlin to make sure they were done to how he liked them. The camps were then transferred to Billy Butlin as they opened their gates with the logo that we all love to see and visit.
Built for the use of World War Two in 1940 for the Ministry.
Closed down as HMS Scotia and reopened as a Butlins after the war. The first camp to represent Butlin's in Scotland.
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Maidens and Dunure Light Railway
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Penychain railway station
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South Western Railway
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Billy had decided to expand his legacy away from the United Kingdom and open a camp in Ireland. Based on Mosney, it looked like an idea that would not work well in Ireland. Billy was challenged to this, however, he always liked a challenge. He continued to abide by and respect the community and Ireland, with many additional items being added to the camp. Opened with the support of William Norton, the Minister for Social Welfare, the camp was added to the Butlins Holiday Camps legacy.
The first of Butlins holiday camps to be outside of the United Kingdom. Butlin's is one of the original camps to have kept to the original design. Further information is found in the timeline.
Billy Butlin (MBE) had a large challenge to get this camp up and running as there were different laws and rules to abide by.
Billy and Butlins were on the top and his camps were proving to be a huge success. On a trip to the Bahamas, he had seen an opportunity to expand his empire away from the United Kingdom. In partnership with Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, they purchased land in Grand Bahama. Billy purchases the Princess Hotel in Bermuda and the Fort Montagu beach hotel in Nassau.
After the closure of his first hotel in Borehamwood, Billy opened a new hotel next to the Skegness camp. The hotel shared all that was on offer at the camps and was an extension of the camps.
After the closure of his first hotel in Borehamwood, Billy opened a new hotel next to the AYR holiday camp. The hotel shared all that was on offer at the camps and was an extension to the camps.
Another camp is added to the Butlin's name as we see the opening of the Caribbean camp. Not completed, it was partially opened at the cost of $5 million dollars. The camp was working to be a hard one to finish as he needed to invest another $2.25 million dollars to complete it.
Billy was determined to make the Butlin's Caribbean work successfully. To help promote the new camp, he arranged for a mystery flight for guests at the cost of £129 each. They would arrive at the resort and see the new addition to Butlins and all that the camp offers.