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Encyclopedia > Billy Butlin

Sir William Heygate Edmund Colborne ("Billy") Butlin, (September 29, 1899June 12, 1980), was the founder of Butlins Holiday Camps. September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Butlins Holiday Camps were founded by (later Sir) Billy Butlin to provide economical holidays in Britain. ...


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Butlins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1334 words)
Butlins camps are noted for their famous "Redcoats" who provide entertainment and organisation at every level.
In 1968 Billy Butlin's son Bobby took over the management of Butlins and in 1972 the business was sold to the Rank Organisation for £43 million.
Butlins Minehead underwent its first set of improvements through the 1960s when problems with flooding were treated and a miniature railway 1964, chairlift 1965 and monorail 1967 were added to the camp.
Billy Butlin at AllExperts (860 words)
Billy Butlin was born in Cape Town, South Africa.
Butlin toyed with the idea of providing holiday accommodation that encouraged holiday-makers to stay in the premises and even provided entertainment for them between meals.
Butlin was knighted in 1964 and retired in 1968.
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