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The icon of Butlins - The Chalets

The chalets of Butlin's are more than a place to eat, sit or sleep. The meaning behind them is what makes them so very special as they explain a story. With only one single gem available to view in England (Skegness Resort), you can see how much has changed in design and what is expected by the customers. Then you see the developments from single units to single deckers, then double deckers and finally onto triple deckers at Barry Island/Skegness.  

Today, Butlin's chalet designs have changed greatly and still continue to tell the story of an era that is no more. In Minehead, we have the single-deckers that tell us the story of the start of the camp. Then you go further in and see the double-deckers on each side of the dining room, telling you the story of another time in Minehead. Now fast forward into the future, and you see the new builds by Rank at the location called Oyster Bay (Exmoor village)....however, only those on the right (going towards the supermarket). However, if you look to the left, you see the newly updated ones that represent the Bourne Leisure Limited era. 

Now walk to the supermarket and look behind to see the old Quantocks, which were the original first self-catering units. Look to the right-hand side and you see the Lakeside and Bayside chalets, which are brand new to the resort. Just think, that is just Minehead as Pwllheli and AYR Haven (as of 2022) still have Butlins chalets on their resort telling a story of a moment no more. 

Below are some selections available for you to see more and I do hope you enjoy this area of Butlin's Memorabilia website.

Do you have a memory of the chalets in any company?

No matter the camp or company, I would love to see your photos of chalets and the meaning they have to your break. As my research progressed, I had found there was so many simuluar designs and found them to be truly amazing. Click on these words to send me an email and share that memory, even with photos if you wish.

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Visiting the gem at Butlin's Skegness and being invited to go inside, truly honored
Major Frank Bond and Dovercourt Bay camp connection to the Butlin's Chalets
Photos of the chalets in Skegness whilst on my holiday in 2020
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2010
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2012
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2013
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2014
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2015
My photos of Minehead chalets in 2019
The West Lake Story with my photos
Double Decker Chalets
Chalets from my postcards

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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. 

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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 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. 

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