Exploring old Butlins sites...

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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby Bridie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:23 pm

Butlins Ayr School Day Trip circa 1968 me on the left

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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Yikes! Another thread that passed me by. Great stuff.
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Postby The Egg Man » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:57 pm

That's the joy of HG though, isn't it?
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Postby urbainespion » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:28 pm

I remember the pre-Wonder days, great site for a holiday. A few relatives stayed there in 2009 and we visited them in a caravan - absolute sh***hole. Depressing, out-dated and very expensive given the options available abroad.
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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby PaulK » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:10 am

I remember that I collected tokens from a comic (I think it was The Eagle) that allowed a free day family pass to Butlins Ayr back in the sixties. I spent most of my time in the outdoor pool.
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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby Toby Dammit » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:49 am

rabmania wrote:am less likely to want to visit Ayr as a result, than I am to follow you to Staglieno and that fab cemetery in Milan. Ever been to Naples?


Cheers rabmania. I've been to Naples and posted a little bit about it on the first page of the Italy thread in the Rest of the World section (for some reason I didn't mention those Sestri Levante photos were not taken by me, sorry about that :oops: ). As for Butlins in Ayr, I'm afraid a time machine would be required for a visit. Very occassionaly I do still have dreams set in the Beachcomber Bar and now and then if I walk into certain pubs the smell of keg beer slops does it take me back.
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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby banjo » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:26 am

prices there these days are nothing short of extortion.outdoor entertainment none existent.alcohol deals seems to be pushed at every opportunity.swimming pool fine but outside of that is gaming machine central.
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Postby robertpool » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:35 pm

those where the days ......

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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby BTJustice » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 pm

Reading this thread spurred me into editing together the little bit of Butlins footage from my Dads cine film.

I look about 2 or 3 years old in it so I have estimated it to be about 1979.

Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/0OuAD6UByi0

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Postby Sharon » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:15 pm

That was ace and what a good soundtrack for it! It felt like a trip back to childhood.

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Postby BTJustice » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:14 am

Cheers Sharon, I really just chucked it together when I saw this thread.

I used to just use windown movie maker but it stopped working so I downloaded Video pad. It works ok but has a few irratating habits and its not quite as easy to use as movie maker.
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Postby Fat Cat » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:46 pm

I remember years ago my niece's nursery had a day out at Butlins Ayr and I went along to help out and I swear the place shut at lunchtime. Go for a swim? No, Shut! How about a bite to eat? No, sorry Shut! It was that bad. We were to meet the bus home at 4 pm. Everyone was on the bus and ready to go at 2.

It was a proper dump by that point.
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Postby Toby Dammit » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Smartalex wrote:Beachcombers in the Stuart Building I believe.
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Six years too late I know, never did think this was in Ayr (looks too small). A postcard on sale at ebay just now seems to confirm it was Minehead.

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Postby the researcher » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:29 pm

AMcD wrote:Good find Gary... I can just about remember staying at Filey when I was wee, the cable-cars and the swimming pools. Strange seeing the pools in the photographs now.

I remember it being used in filming for an ITV drama, cannae remember the name, but it was something to do with people being trapped in suspended animation in a train tunnel (with the aid of some chemical thing) whilst the rest of the country was dying and then emerging years later... not bad story, but shockingly bad acting.

It wouldnt have been an ITV kids programme called The Time Slip and a young boy and girl go through a hole in a wire fence and end up in a different eras? thats the only programme that i can remember it was shown in 1970 heres a link to info about it

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Re: Exploring old Butlins sites...

Postby BTJustice » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:37 pm

That tv show was "The last train" made in 1999. I remembered Ralph Brown (Danny from Withnail and I) was in the last episode and tracked it down through the googles.
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