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Bring back the great British holiday camp

The old-fashioned charm of holiday camps

15 August 2020

9:00 AM

15 August 2020

9:00 AM

By the 1980s, after decades of immense popularity, the great British holiday camp was in terminal decline. The huge camps founded by Billy Butlin and Fred Pontin — the chalets, the dining hall, the redcoats (Butlin’s) and bluecoats (Pontins) — were becoming passé. Now the few that remain have been rebranded as holiday villages.

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