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In Pictures: Butlin’s

Good-value holidays for all – that was the promise of Butlin’s camps, reflecting a sea change in leisure for the masses during the 20th century

BRAVO BUTLIN’S

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AT A GLANCE

Thrill-seekers ride a rollercoaster at Skegness in May 1936, shortly after it opened – the first Butlin’s. Though his wasn’t Britain’s earliest holiday camp, the entrepreneur’s experience with fairgrounds and amusement parks helped him create a new breed of British seaside break.

HOOPLA HERO

From modest beginnings, Billy Butlin pursued his dream: to offer enjoyable, a ordable holidays for all

THE BRAINS BEHIND BUTLIN’S

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