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    13-01-04, 03:31 PM
    Nick Kershaw
    I have just booked a weekend breakaway at Skegness between 13th 16th Feb.

    This wil be my 5 year old daughters first ever visit to Butlins, (wonder what she will make of it in 20 years time)

    We have had to book silver Appartments Gold and standard were both full, does anyone know what these are like?

    Thank's

    Nick K

    13-01-04, 11:50 PM
    Blinking Owl

    Hi,
    if it is silver self-catering at Skeggy it is excellent. I always moan on about the old chalets being more fun etc etc but as you are going in Feb i can highly reccomend them as the heating is great, as i found out in November last at the 70s week end.

    19-01-04, 10:41 PM
    Dewgel
    03-01-04, 06:34 PM
    Tom

    I have uploaded all the Butlins charachters from 1995.

    I know the names of them all apart from the skinny one with big ears

    Dose anyone know what his or her name was?

    Cheers.

    From Tom



    04-01-04, 03:27 PM
    Red_Devilette

    it's hop!
    how could you possibly forget!
    ive got the doll right here in front of me!
    glad you posted those pics tom! thanks u!!!!!! theyre great!
    RED ROLLO FOREVER! :P

    05-01-04, 03:40 PM #3
    Tom

    Thanks, Red_Devilette!

    I knew I'd kick myself!

    Cheers.

    From Tom

    05-01-04, 06:36 PM
    Red_Devilette

    s'allright! just have to correct you further tho! it isnt Big Bash but Big BaZ! hehe

    05-01-04, 08:06 PM
    Tom

    Cheers, Red_Devilette

    12-01-07, 09:02 PM
    cazza

    The pink pig is called Polly perkins, hope this helps

    12-01-07, 09:26 PM
    Cel

    Her name was Pink Pig, Wizzar was a new adittion I guess, I always thought there was more

    14-02-07, 12:20 AM
    Redcoat Woody

    I think Wizzer is a mix up. All the other Characters were Butlins ones (I think I did them all except pink pig!) ~ but Wizzer was part of the Kids from Wizzy World ...with Polly and Brains ..........Can't you tell I did a lot of toliet/ door duty in the Children's Theatre above the Old Beachcomber Bar in my Junior Red days!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Kershaw
    I have just booked a weekend breakaway at Skegness between 13th 16th Feb.

    This wil be my 5 year old daughters first ever visit to Butlins, (wonder what she will make of it in 20 years time)

    We have had to book silver Appartments Gold and standard were both full, does anyone know what these are like?

    Thank's

    Nick K
    Well, 'Nick', I can't tell you much about the Silver accomidation because I haven't been in a chalet since they had the old 'Standard, Deluxe and Luxury' etc.

    19-01-04, 11:19 PM
    Golden Grill 09-08-04, 03:55 PM
    littleangel

    I've just been browsing the picture's of Butlin's Camp's which are NO more and I find it very sad to see these camp's having been demolished or left to deteriorate. I remember as a child going to Barry Island in the late 70's early 80's with my mum and sister whilst my dad was on business there(for a day at the seaside), and in my mind I can clearly see the fair ground from the promenade and I remember wishing how I would have loved to go in. I also find it sad that they got rid of the famous Monorail's at all the camp's remaining or otherwise. I know I'm rambling but it is sad

    10-08-04, 09:47 AM
    Anonymous

    Yes, you wouldn't be the first, or the last to say that.

    A few of the worlds most progressive and forward thinking cities are now installing monorail systems as a preferred means of transport for the future, yet the very first monorail system in the world, which had only recently been upgraded, has now been demolished!

    Can anyone think of a better example of gross stupidity? (retorical question, I can think of many others, just making a point~!)

    10-08-04, 02:47 PM
    barryislandfan

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Yes, you wouldn't be the first, or the last to say that.

    A few of the worlds most progressive and forward thinking cities are now installing monorail systems as a preferred means of transport for the future, yet the very first monorail system in the world, which had only recently been upgraded, has now been demolished!

    Can anyone think of a better example of gross stupidity? (retorical question, I can think of many others, just making a point~!)
    I have to agree as much as I enjoy my modern Butlins holidays the one thing I do miss is the monorail. I guess the running costs were too high and even though their were no major accidents to my knowledge maybe safety became an issue to. Its a crying shame though but alas I dont see monorails making a Butlins comeback!

    15-08-04, 02:43 AM
    Anonymous

    I know what you mean about the monorail..
    The first time i went was only 5 years ago, and already they're making really upsetting changes..
    like the monorail....and the old blocks of standard chalets @ Skeggy..
    I cant beilve headland grove has gone
    We always used to stay there

    16-08-04, 12:27 AM
    Anonymous

    One thing I'm surprised at is that nobody anywhere (I don't mean on here) seems to have come up with a "Butlins' Museum". Butlins is old enough to warrent such a thing!

    ljones586

    16-08-04, 06:59 AM
    gaietybarryboy

    We've been over this before when discussing the possibility of saving one of the closed camps but there simply wouldn't be enough visitors to it.

    16-08-04, 08:07 AM
    jcmelbau

    There used to be a museum at the Minehead camp when I was there in 1995-1996 As far as I can remember it wasn't a popular attraction and was closed down. Although there are quite a few of us interested in Butlin's history, I don't think there is enough of us to make a museum commercially viable

    Jay

    16-08-04, 10:24 AM
    geraldene

    there also used to be a museum in skeggy as well, where the funfair is used to have the gaiety theatre and that used to have a little cafe and a building there, it was in there they introduced it for the butlins 60th anivesary i think a lot has changed at skeggy getting rid of the chalets i used to stay in 3 years running we were in row g where the enterance to the cinema is, i loved those chalets!

    16-08-04, 10:45 AM
    barryislandfan

    I have to agree there arent enough of "us" around to warrant a Butlins museum. Most people who go to Butlins today couldnt give a hoot about Sir Billy, Redcoats through the ages or Butlins badges. Sad but true!

    16-08-04, 12:31 PM
    joe

    Quote Originally Posted by barryislandfan
    I have to agree there arent enough of "us" around to warrant a Butlins museum. Most people who go to Butlins today couldnt give a hoot about Sir Billy, Redcoats through the ages or Butlins badges. Sad but true!
    But if they made it more interesting - and put up the info about the Reds that become famous and stuff, like they have in reds, but in a lil more detail n stuff..

    Give me a self-catering flatlet any day !

    20-01-04, 08:07 PM
    gabbo

    We stayed in a Sliver self catering at Minehead last June, they were excelelent. Clean well equiped and comfortable. Mind you i lived in a flatlet for 2 years so what do i know?‚Äč
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